28 Oct, 18:51
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp got one over his best friend David Wagner as Daniel Sturridge's 100th club goal paved the way for a 3-0 win over Huddersfield at Anfield.
Wagner's Terriers, who ended Manchester United's unbeaten start to the season last week, comfortably held their hosts at bay for 50 minutes after Mohamed Salah saw his first-half penalty saved by Jonas Lossl in the 42 minutes.
Wagner, Klopp's best man and former youth team coach under Klopp at BvB, had said earlier he would park the bus as numerous visitors to Anfield had done before them with general success and he was true to his word with Huddersfield retreating into a 5-4-1 formation without the ball.
The boos at the end of a half in which Huddersfield had no shots and just 22 percent possession were not unanimous but were audible enough to send a message to Liverpool fans. However, they were replaced by cheers as much of relief than anything else when Sturridge finished brilliantly, clipping a shot over Lossl after right-back Smith inadvertently headed the ball back into his own penalty area in the second half of the game.
Sturridge reached his century in his 270th game, despite being denied a second when Mathias Jorgensen slid in to prevent the England striker rolling. However, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum secured only Liverpool's second win in seven Premier League games.