Egypt's Salah nets 19th Premier League goal as Liverpool crush Huddersfield

Ahram Online , Reuters , Wednesday 31 Jan 2018

Mohamed Salah
Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah scores their third goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool at the John Smith's stadium in Huddersfield (AFP)

Egypt's in-form winger Mohamed Salah converted a penalty to take his tally to 19 Premier League goals as Liverpool crushed Huddersfield Town 3-0 away from home on Tuesday.

Liverpool bounced back from two straight losses with a comfortable win to open up a five-point gap over their rivals for a top four Premier League finish.

German midfielder Emre Can fired the visitors ahead in the 26th minute with a fine first-time effort from 25 metres which took a slight deflection to beat goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.

Huddersfield went close through Chris Loewe's free-kick but Liverpool doubled their lead on the stroke of halftime when Roberto Firmino fired shot past Lossl from a tight angle.

Salah made it 3-0 with a 78th minute penalty after Philip Billing pulled down Can to leave Huddersfield in 14th place on 24 points, just one point above the relegation zone.

The former Roma man took his tally to 26 goals in 33 appearances with Liverpool in all competitions. He is just two goals behind Premier League top scorer Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur. 

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