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Joel Matip Broke A Liverpool Premier League Record Against Huddersfield

Liverpool returned to winning ways on Tuesday night, running out 3-0 victors against Huddersfield Town at John Smiths’ Stadium.

Goals from Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah ensured that the two recent defeats did not escalate into something bigger and kept up the pace with Manchester United and Chelsea in second and third place respectively.

Jurgen Klopp’s side thoroughly dominated throughout, as highlighted by the 75% stats in the vistors’ favour. Indeed, Liverpool attempted an incredible 911 passes against the hosts on Tuesday, setting a new Premier League record in the process.

At the centre of that was defender Joel Matip, who set a Liverpool record over the course of the 90 minutes.

In fact, three of Liverpool’s defenders racked up over 100 passes each (Andrew Robertson fell just short with 89), and even goalkeeper Loris Karius’ 33 passes were more than all but two of the Huddersfield team.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Loris Karius of Liverpool celebrates the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool at John Smith's Stadium on January 30, 2018 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Having endured a frustrating couple of games that saw Liverpool crash out of the FA Cup last weekend, Klopp will be hoping that Tuesday’s victory provides the perfect springboard for this weekend’s massive match against Tottenham at Anfield.

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