Watch Liverpool vs Huddersfield on Friday Night Football live from 7pm; Kick-off at 8pm
By Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 25/04/19 5:51pm
The Premier League title race continues live on Sky Sports on Friday evening when title-chasing Liverpool can go back to the top of the table with victory over Huddersfield at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will be aiming to move back above Manchester City to the top of the Premier League following Pep Guardiola’s side’s 2-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday.
And there can be no slip-up from the Reds as they look to win the title for the first time since 1990.
Liverpool vs Huddsf’ld
April 26, 2019, 7:00pm
The Premier League title race rumbles on, with Man City’s win at Old Trafford moving them back to a point above Liverpool with three games left to play.
Klopp’s side have the chance to put the pressure back on City when they host already-relegated Huddersfield at Anfield.
Should the Reds beat Huddersfield it will see the lead of the table change hands for a record 29th time ahead of City’s trip to Burnley, which is also live on Sky Sports on Super Sunday.
Title race: Sky Bet odds…
The Run-In – Remaining fixtures
|Date||Liverpool fixtures||Date||Man City fixtures|
|April 26||Huddersfield (h) – SSPL||April 28||Burnley (a) – SSPL|
|May 4||Newcastle (a) – SSPL||May 6||Leicester (h) – SSPL|
|May 12||Wolves (h)||May 12||Brighton (a)|
Liverpool team news
Fabinho and Adam Lallana face late fitness tests ahead of the visit of Huddersfield. The Brazil international sustained a head injury in Sunday’s win at Cardiff while Lallana is recovering from a muscle injury.
Meanwhile, Dejan Lovren is fit again after illness. The defender did not travel for last week’s win over FC Porto because of illness and was also absent at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson,Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Mignolet, Lovren, Moreno, Gomez, Milner, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi.
Huddersfield team news
Aaron Mooy is a doubt for the game at Anfield. The Australia midfielder sustained a knock in last week’s home defeat to Watford and will be assessed, but winger Adama Diakhaby is back in contention after a hamstring injury.
Jonas Lossl will retain his place in goal as Ben Hamer is still struggling with a knock. Striker Laurent Depoitre (foot) is still unavailable.
Lossl, Durm, Kongolo, Schindler, Smith, Hogg, Bacuna, Mooy, Mbenza, Mounie, Grant, Kachunga, Lowe, Daly, Coleman, Stankovic, Hadergjonaj, Pritchard, Diakhaby.
Sky Bet match odds
Liverpool are overwhelming 1/14 favourites with Sky Bet for victory over Huddersfield, while Jan Siewert’s side are as big as 28/1 to cause an upset at Anfield.
The draw can be backed at 10/1, while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are the joint-favourites at 13/5 in the first goalscorer market.
Klopp is adamant the destiny of the Premier League title has still not been decided after watching City take an “expected” big step towards it on Wednesday.
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Victory over Man Utd at Old Trafford means Pep Guardiola’s side overcame what was widely seen as their last major hurdle, having moved one point clear of Liverpool with three matches remaining.
There was no knee-jerk reaction from Klopp, though, as he watched the Manchester derby at home with his wife and a friend.
“I was not nervous,” he told Sky Sports News. “It happened exactly as I expected. United played a very good first half but in this moment they can’t stand City for 90 minutes. If nothing really strange happens City would win the game so I was not surprised, not nervous. I assessed myself how it feels – completely calm.”
He added: “For me all is good and the decision is not made yet.”
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Jan Siewert says all the pressure is on Liverpool and Huddersfield will go to Anfield on Friday night to enjoy themselves.
The Huddersfield boss is excited at the prospect of facing title-chasing Liverpool and has called on his team to make the most of their remaining time in the Premier League.
“The big pressure is on Liverpool because they are fighting in the title race, they won’t underestimate us I’m sure,” he said.
“We go there and should be excited, to be brave, and enjoy a big game at Anfield. We shouldn’t be stupid and say we are the favourites, we are not at all, but we have positives, and the excitement to go there, and play for the best possibility – we can show our qualities at Anfield.
“This is a game in the Premier League, and obviously we are part of that until the end of the season, we have to show we want to compete with them. This will be a very tough game and we will need experience. You have to be careful with the young lads in such a game. It’s all about trying to develop them.”
Premier League questions
Will Manchester City come unstuck against Burnley? Can Southampton secure their safety? All the key questions ahead of a crunch Premier League weekend.
The key stats
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 13 meetings with Huddersfield in all competitions (W10 D3), since a 0-1 loss in November 1959.
- Huddersfield haven’t scored in any of their last eight meetings with Liverpool in all competitions (D1 L7) since a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the second division in April 1962. Chris Balderstone netted for the Terriers that day.
- Klopp’s men have won four of their last five top-flight home games played on Fridays, with the exception being a 1-2 defeat against Leeds in April 2001.
- Mohamed Salah has scored in all three of his Premier League games for Liverpool on Fridays. No player has scored more for the club in the competition on Friday than Salah (3, level with Michael Owen).
- Huddersfield are winless in their last 11 away league games (D1 L10), failing to score in eight of those. The Terriers have lost all five of their away league games vs the current top six this season by an aggregate score of 2-19.
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How to follow the game
Watch Liverpool vs Huddersfield live on Sky Sports on Friday evening; Kick-off at Anfield is at 8pm with coverage on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm.
You can also follow minute-by-minute coverage and a get in-game clips of the match on the Sky Sports app and skysports.com. Highlights will be available 15 minutes after full-time, along with report, reaction, player ratings and much more.