HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) – Mohamed Salah scored for the second time since August to beat Liverpool 1-0 at Huddersfield in the English Premier League on Saturday.
With Salah's fourth goal of the season, Liverpool maintained Manchester City's pace in the standings after nine games. City is very advanced in terms of goal difference.
Egypt's forward had the best scoring season of his career in his first year in Liverpool, when he scored 44 in all competitions, 32 in the Premier League to leave him as top scorer
Salah is getting back to normal this season, with almost a goal in all the other games in the league. His last blow was when he found Xherdan Shaqiri's ball and placed a shot with his right foot in the bottom corner in the 24th minute.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp will be relieved to pass a match that turned out to be being more difficult than many would have anticipated Huddersfield applied late pressure and missed a great opportunity to equalize when Steve Mounie burned in the final minutes.
Klopp had to break his devastating front three of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, the latter injured and Firmino. only the bank after its commitments with Brazil during the international break.
He said it, with Liverpool lacking its usual fluidity in the attack. Salah at least finished with his worst score for Liverpool: four games.