Klopp 'surprised' that Liverpool have stayed with Man City

Mae Harvey
April 27, 2019

With their relegation already confirmed a long while ago, the Huddersfield farewell tour never really looked like getting something from the game against a professional Liverpool side.

Trent Alexander-Arnold found Salah with a wonderful pass and his finish - a dink over Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl - was as equally impressive.

And in assessing City's hopes at Turf Moor, he acknowledged that, perhaps unlike United, Burnley-who are unbeaten in their last four games, winning three and drawing 2-2 at Chelsea last time out-will prove a hard test.

That's right, the 31-year-old midfielder has enjoyed a trophy-laden career with domestic honours from his last two teams - Juventus and Bayern Munich - but he could secure his first league title with current club Barcelona as they edge closer to capturing the La Liga crown.

Liverpool to put the pressure on City? They go to Burnley on Sunday, and nothing is guaranteed.

"The front three are very quick, technically gifted, so much talent; they're players who make the difference and Liverpool's results depend on them". Neither side can afford a slip up, and nothing is getting any easier. At the back he was reliable and sturdy, but going forward he was vital to Liverpool swamping the opposition, and set up his side's second goal.

Starting XI: Lossl (6); Smith (6), Schindler (6), Kongolo (5), Durm (5); Stankovic (6), Hogg (6), Bacuna (7*), Mbenza (7), Grant (7); Mounie (6).

Subs: Kachunga, Diakhaby, Coleman, Lowe, Pritchard, Jorgensen, Daly.

For a majority visiting Anfield, especially in the groove Liverpool are now in, they know it can be an impossible job.

If Pep Guardiola is hoping to get a good night's sleep on Saturday night, the following statistic might just keep him awake.

Mane headed in a cross from Jordan Henderson for 4-0 in the 66th and Salah completed the scoring in the 83rd by tapping in from another delivery from Robertson.

Salah wrapped up the victory with his second of the game late on.

Liverpool have lost just once in the league all season - against City at the Etihad - and they have now scored 104 goals in all competitions.

"I love to score a lot of goals", he told journalists before Sunday's trip to Burnley. A threaded pass for Robertson from Shaqiri, the defender plays it inside for Salah, and he can tap in.

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