Liverpool FC vs Huddersfield Town Match Preview, Prediction

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Liverpool head to Huddersfield Town on Saturday in a match-up between two German managers who are close friends. Jurgen Klopp leads the Reds who are level on points with Chelsea and Manchester City at the top of the table. Liverpool sit third however due to goal differential.

David Wagner, considered one of the bright, up-and-coming managers in the game today leads a Terriers side that has yet to win a league match this season. Thus far, they have achieved three draws and suffered five losses. They currently reside in 18th place, or the last slot that gets sent down.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Huddersfield Town

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Third place Liverpool FC head to 18th place Huddersfield Town on Saturday, and it’s a match that might end up being much more competitive than most people would have anticipated. That’s because the Reds suffered a rash of injuries to major star players over this past international break, and some of them are in doubt for this clash.

Let’s take a look at who Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may start in this now much more interesting league fixture, one that’s getting a lot more coverage than you would expect from a match featuring two sides at the opposite ends of the table.

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Liverpool Injury Report vs Huddersfield: Mane, Keita, Van Dijk, Salah

Liverpool head to the St. John’s Stadium on Saturday to take on Huddersfield Town in Premier League action. They’ll do so coming off the heels off a nightmare international break, in which they were infected by the “FIFA virus.”

Let’s take a look at who could be out and who might be fit for this match, starting with the Reds.

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Man United News: Paul Pogba, Jose Mourinho, Andreas Pereira, Luke Shaw

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The slow news cycle of the international break is certainly over now; with authority. It’s the Thursday ahead of the massive Premier League clash at Chelsea, and we have a lot of big Manchester United news topics to get to. Let’s dive right in.

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira gave a very revealing interview to UOL Esporte and it lifted the lid on the Jose Mourinho versus Paul Pogba row.

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Liverpool Forward Sadio Mane Undergoes Surgery on His Injured Hand

It’s been a brutally awful international break for Liverpool, as several of their biggest star players have been bit by the injury bug. Some term it the FIFA virus, and it certainly infected the Merseyside club. Sadio Mane was the third of four Reds players to encounter injury problems while on international duty this week, joining Naby Keita, Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah.

Mane, during training with the Senegal national team on Monday, suffered a hand injury that was severe enough that it required a trip to the hospital.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester United

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Chelsea hosts Manchester United Saturday in what is no doubt the headliner fixture of this Premier League weekend. While international breaks are, by their nature very boring Chelsea actually provided plenty to talk about. Typically, the only news that does arise during the breaks are injury related, but Eden Hazard’s discussing his club future on numerous occasions provided plenty of talking points.

Then you had the revealing interview of Blues boss Maurizio Sarri. The Italian discussed just how much he preparation he puts into each match, and how he’s willing to shut himself off from the rest of the world in order to do so.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Chelsea FC

The biggest match of the Premier League weekend features Jose Mourinho making his third trip back to Chelsea as boss of the opposition. Yes, he’s been officially charged by the Football Association for offensive comments made in the last league fixture versus Newcastle United, but it appears that any touchline ban he may receive won’t be enacted until after the Manchester United and Chelsea clash.

It’s not official as of yet, but it looks likely that he’ll be in his usual post for Saturday’s game; the league’s headliner fixture.

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Marouane Fellaini Misses Belgium Clash, but Should be Fit vs Chelsea

Midfielder Marouane Fellaini was a scratch from the Belgium match day squad that played Netherlands to a 1-1 draw in a friendly last night. According to manager Roberto Martinez, he just wasn’t 100% fit for the match. If you read between the lines of what Martinez said, you can hear him kind of admit that this was a match of low importance too.

The polarizing player in the purest sense should be ready and fit face Chelsea on the weekend though, says his national team boss.

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Man United vs Chelsea Injury Report: Matic, Shaw, Lingard, Rudiger, Loftus-Cheek


The trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea is always huge for Manchester United every year, but it has taken on even more meaning during the Jose Mourinho era, naturally, as that is the club that sacked him in December of 2015. Mourinho led the Blues twice, and he achieved a lot of glory during both stints.

He has yet to achieve that kind of glory at United. Let’s take a look at who should be fit, and who might be out for the big Premier League clash on Saturday.

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Chelsea Chair Says Club Will do Whatever it Takes to Keep Eden Hazard

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard has certainly been talking about his club future a lot this international break. Two days ago he revealed that Chelsea rejected the offer Real Madrid made to acquire him this summer. Two days prior to that he said that Jose Mourinho is the one manager that he hopes to play for again.

Two days before that he said that he’s not leaving the club in January, but avoided answering a question about the possibility of exiting in the summer time. 

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Arsene Wenger Says He Could Return to Managing in January


It looks like long time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be back on the touchline in the new year. The Frenchman, who stepped down after 22 years as Gunners boss in May, hasn’t tipped his hand to where he could be going yet, but he believes that he’ll be back in the game come January 1.

Last week, we saw reports that Paris Saint-Germain wanted Wenger to come on board as a transfer expert, but it appears the 68-year-old had plenty of other and probably better options.

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Naby Keita Injured as Nightmare International Break for Liverpool FC Worsens

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At this point it’s tragedy, or comedy. Or tragicomedy, or maybe comedically tragic for Liverpool FC and their roster of players who were on international duty this week and last. On Tuesday, £53 million midfielder Naby Keita became the fourth Liverpool player to encounter fitness issues on this international break, and leave his respective national team early.

Now the Reds will have four fitness concerns to sweat over on Saturday when they travel to the St. John’s Stadium to take on Huddersfield Town.

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