Caltex Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy could do little to prevent Huddersfield crashing to defeat in the Premier League on Wednesday morning (AEDT), beaten at home by Liverpool.
Still searching for their first points of 2018, the Terriers made a bright start but the Reds’ class shone through as Jurgen Klopp’s men won 3-0 at John Smith’s Stadium.
After being rested from their FA Cup draw with Birmingham on the weekend, Mooy played 79 minutes before he was substituted but couldn’t impose himself on the match as Liverpool dominated.
The Reds led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Emre Can and Roberto Firmino before a Mohammed Saleh penalty iced the result in the second half.
The defeat means Huddersfield have now gone seven games without a win in the EPL to sit just one point above the relegation zone.
And things won’t get any easier for Mooy and the Terriers on the weekend when they travel to Manchester United.
Elsewhere, Danny Vukovic’s Genk will still fancy their chances of making the Belgium Cup final despite losing the first leg of their semi-final against Kortrijk.
Playing away from, the Caltex Socceroos keeper was beaten three times – including an 88th minute winner from Lucas Rougeaux – as Genk went down 3-2.
But with two away goals in the bag, Genk will be confident of overturning the deficit in next week’s second leg at the Luminus Arena.
And striker Tomi Juric has continued his goalscoring form by finding the net in FC Luzern’s final friendly win before the resumption of the Swiss Super League this weekend.
Juric scored Luzern’s final goal in a 3-0 away win over FC Rapperswil-Jona.
Luzern, who are currently ninth in the 10-team Swiss League three points above the relegation spot, host fifth-placed Lausanne on Sunday (AEDT).