Ruthless Liverpool punish sorry Huddersfield

English Premier League

Liverpool moved back to the summit of the English Premier League table after thrashing Huddersfield Town 5-0 at Anfield.

The home side got off to a blistering start as they took the lead after 15 seconds, with Naby Keita firing home close range after being set up by Mohamed Salah.

The Reds looked to Huddersfield away quite as Virgil van Dijk went close a header on 16 minutes following a corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold.

It was only a matter of time before the hosts bagged a second goal and it arrived in the 23rd minute when Sadio Mane headed home a cross from Andrew Robertson.

The third goal arrived just before the interval as Salah netted his 20th league of the season after turning home a cross from Alexander-Arnold.

The Reds continued from where they left off in the first, with Mane netting his second and his side's fourth goal in the 66th minute.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his return to action in the final 20 minutes and he almost made a dream return when he was denied by Lossl in the 76th minute.

Salah joined Mane in completing his brace with a simple finish from close range as the Reds romped to a 5-0 win to move two points clear of Manchester City at the top.