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Wagner and Klopp

Wagner and Klopp in a pre-season match in 2016

On Tuesday evening Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side east across the M62 to Yorkshire to face Huddersfield Town. (Liverpool fans – click here to check out our pub guide) A team managed by his old and good friend David Wagner form their Borussia Dortmund days. This will be the second time they have come face to face in a competitive game after meeting each other at the back at the end of October at Anfield. Liverpool won that match easily by three goals to nil thanks to three-second half from Sturridge, Firmino and Wijnaldum. They did also meet each other in a pre-season match back in July 2016 too as Klopp came up against his best man Wagner.

Tomorrow though Huddersfield vs Liverpool kicks off at 8pm live on BT Sport 1 and the home side will be absolutely looking to win to add to Liverpool’s recent misery. Not that they should be concerned with Liverpool’s recent results as they should be worrying more about their own. That’s because since their league away win at Watford on 16th December they have played eight games in all competitions and have only won one of those games, that was away to League 2 side Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup.

Huddersfield last Premier League win was way back on Saturday 16th December at Vicarage Road against Watford

Since that Watford win, when they scored four, they have only scored three more in their six other Premier League games since. That must be a major worry for David Wagner at this stage of the season when all teams below them have been picking up some wins here and there. Yes Huddersfield have had a fantastic start in their ever Premier League season but for weeks now they have been getting closer and closer to the relegation zone.

With Huddersfield’s terrible run of form Liverpool will still be clear favourites to win this match, despite back to back defeats themselves in the last eight days. A good time for Wagner to face his mate Klopp and getting back to winning wins then? You might think so with more questions being asked about Klopp’s tactics and of course his match day player selection. Before Liverpool’s two defeats you have to remember that they’d won five straight games in all competitions since Boxing Day including home wins over Everton and Premier League champions elect Manchester City.

Prediction time: Huddersfield Town 1 v Liverpool 1.

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