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Premier League 2018/19: Liverpool 5-0 Huddersfield: 3 men who helped Liverpool to regain the top spot

Sachin Awana
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1.13K   //    27 Apr 2019, 03:55 IST

Liverpool FC v Huddersfield Town - Premier League
Liverpool FC v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

Liverpool regained the top spot after thrashing Huddersfield 5-0 at Anfield in game week 36. Liverpool who were on 2nd place before the game went head to head with Huddersfield who sat at the 20th position and are already relegated from the top tier. Jurgen Klopp started his regular playing eleven except Roberto Firmino who missed the match due to an injury, replaced by Daniel Sturridge.

Liverpool started the match with a bang as they scored in the 1st minute through Naby Keita who nicked the ball from Stankovic after which the ball fell to Salah who passed it onto the Guinean. Keita scored his 3rd goal in just 5 matches and even broke the record for Liverpool as he scored the quickest goal ever in the club's history with just 15 seconds into the match.

The reds went onto score 4 more goals through Mo Salah and Mane who scored twice each while having ample of opportunities to complete their hat-trick.

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain returned from a long term injury after a year replacing Daniel Sturridge. He managed to wobble inside the opposition box just after coming on but failed to score as his weak shot from his weaker foot was saved by Huddersfield's Lossl.

Liverpool are now 1st with 91 points with their arch-rivals Manchester City just 2 points below them at 2nd but with a game in hand.

Here are 3 players who stood out in the 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield:


#3 Andrew Robertson

Andy Roberston with Virgil van Dijk
Andy Roberston with Virgil van Dijk

Andy Robertson managed to put on another brilliant performance for Liverpool as he assisted twice and kept a clean sheet. Robertson was phenomenal with his attack, passing and defending, literally covering almost every aspect of the game. He tracked back when the defence needed him and attacked when the strikers needed assists.

If there was any doubt of his crossing ability, Robertson cleared everything out with 2 heavenly crosses which were turned into goals by Mane and Salah. His 23rd minute cross straight onto the head of Mane was as sweet of a cross as it gets. His 2nd assist came for Salah when he made an overlapping run behind Shaqiri who cut the ball into his path. The Huddersfield defence made things easier for him as they were out of formation and Robertson crossed the ball into the path of Salah who had the easiest task of tapping the ball into the net.

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Robertson has now 10 assists in this Premier League season, being only the third defender throughout Premier League's history to make it to the double figures in assists. Another unbelievable stat is that he has got as many PL assists this season as Jesse Lingard, Kevin de Bruyne, Juan Mata, Mesut Ozil, Sadio Mane and Fred have got between them.

Overall, Robertson was on top of his game and if he continues with these performances, the path for being a legend might be on the way for him.




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