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Premier League Preview: Liverpool vs. Huddersfield Town

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  • Town leads all-time 30W-17D-26L
  • Reds three points shy of Top Four
  • Town can pass LFC with win

Friendlies aside, this is a first in a while for Liverpool, Huddersfield Town, and their managers.

Jurgen Klopp‘s Reds meet David Wagner‘s Terriers for the first time in Premier League history, the “best friends” guiding the first league match-up between the teams since 1972 (Watch live at 10 a.m. ET Saturday on CNBC and online via NBCSports.com).

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Huddersfield leads the all-time series but multiple generations would be forgiven for appreciating that, seeing as Town last beat Liverpool in 1959. Since that November date, Liverpool boasts a 7W-3D mark against the Terriers.

Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana remain out until at least the international break, according to Klopp, while Philippe Coutinho‘s status is in question for the Reds.

What they’re saying

Klopp on the injured Coutinho: “Last week he had back problems. It settled with treatment, he was fit for the game, this week he had an abductor problem, it’s not clear so far if he’s out tomorrow. We’ll make the decision after training today. He didn’t train yesterday.”

Town manager Wagner on facing off with Klopp“It is extraordinary, yes, because he is my best friend and he is the manager of Liverpool but I think the real and more important story is that Huddersfield Town meets Liverpool in the Premier League and in a competitive game; no-one should forget that this is the extraordinary story.”

Prediction

If Coutinho joins Mane on the sidelines, Town will fancy its chances to grab a point at Liverpool. The Reds have been anything but dominant in the midfield, providing a real opportunity for Aaron Mooy to further impress the Premier League. Still, we think Liverpool finds a way to a 2-1 win.

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Young Huddersfield fan finds money at MUFC match, sends it to Aaron Mooy

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A young Huddersfield Town fan contributed an act of appreciation towards one of his favorite players, and he may just be more wise than any of us.

In a letter to Huddersfield commercial director Sean Jarvis, a young fan Adam Bhana said he was at the Huddersfield match against Manchester United at Kirklees Stadium, and he found a five-pound note on the ground. With wisdom beyond his years, Adam said his dad taught him that “we cannot keep what is not ours” so instead, he decided to send the money to Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy, who he thought “played very well” and grabbed a goal in the famous 2-1 victory.

Jarvis took a picture of the letter and posted it to Twitter, to which Mooy responded that he wants to meet the young fan.

When the purity of a youngster reaches out into the realm of sports, the cuteness is overwhelming. Fair play to young Adam, who stepped up when others may have pocketed the cash and not even batted an eye.

Huddersfield Town 2-1 Manchester United: Monumental win!

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  • Town’s first win over United since 1952
  • Mooy, Depoitre score
  • Rashford pulls one back
  • United’s first PL loss

Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored to give Huddersfield Town its first win over Manchester United in 65 years, a 2-1 win at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back for United, which has lost its first PL match of the season and drops five points behind Man City.

Town leaps 10th, with 12 points. USMNT midfielder Danny Williams put in an impressive display for the Terriers.

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Anthony Martial collected an early yellow card for United, and a clever move from Tom Ince to Steve Mounie called up Red Devils backstop David De Gea for his first collection of the match.

And Mooy put Town a head when he played Ince in for a shot, then put the rebound behind De Gea.

The keeper wouldn’t be relieved when a Jonas Lossl goal kick sailed over Victor Lindelof‘s jumping intervention, and Depoitretw danced around De Gea to make it 2-0.

Nemanja Matic‘s stoppage time effort through traffic almost pulled one back for United, but Town dealt with a corner kick to get to the break unscathed.

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But how many have?

Rashford lifted the hopes of the visitors with a goal with just under 15 minutes to play.

PL AT HALF: Man Utd down 2; Man City, Bournemouth, Leicester lead (video)

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There’s only one scoreless match amongst the five Premier League battles to kickoff at 10 a.m. ET Saturday.

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Huddersfield Town 2-0 Manchester United

Aaron Mooy‘s produced a goal, and a Victor Lindelof gaffe allowed Laurent Depoitre to give Town a surprising two-goal lead on the Red Devils.

Manchester City 1-0 Burnley

Bernardo Silva won a penalty that Sergio Aguero converted as Man City has a deserved lead over their over-performing visitors.

Newcastle United 0-0 Crystal Palace

It looked like Yohan Cabaye would be sent off for a scissor tackle of DeAndre Yedlin, but only a yellow.

Stoke City 0-2 Bournemouth

Will Mark Hughes be under much pressure after his side goes down via two goals in three minutes, including a penalty for Junior Stanislas. Andrew Surman has the other goal at the Potteries.

Swansea City 0-1 Leicester City

It’s a Federico Fernandez own goal that’s given the Foxes its first marker of the post-Craig Shakespeare era.

Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield Town: Not much cooking at Turf Moor

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  • Twenty-two fouls
  • Five total shots on target
  • Clarets unbeaten in four

Nothing was beautiful, and everything hurt.

Burnley and Huddersfield Town played a near chance-free match on Saturday at Turf Moor, staying level on nine points with the seventh-place visitors ahead of the hosts on goal differential.

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Stephen Ward nearly found Chris Wood for Burnley’s opener, but unsung Town hero Christopher Schindler continued his fine start to life in the Premier League with a big intervention.

The second half provided a first bit of danger for either goalkeeper as Nick Pope had to stop Laurent Depoitre‘s bid at a goal scoring streak when Tom Ince set the table.

Aaron Mooy found Ince for a chance of his own, but the shot zipped wide of goal.

Rajiv Van la Parra tried to claim a penalty for Huddersfield Town, but instead went into the book for diving.

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