Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Huddersfield do Liverpool 'a favour' in Champions League pursuit - David Wagner

Huddersfield do Liverpool 'a favour' in Champions League pursuit - David Wagner

Laurent Depoitre put the Terriers ahead five minutes into the second half when he latched onto a long ball from Aaron Mooy and although he saw his first effort saved by Willy Caballero he turned the rebound into the net.

The Blues tied it up at 1-1 at Stamford Bridge 12 minutes later through Marcos Alonso.

A point for Liverpool at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday will all but assure them of a top-four place at the end of the final day in the 2017-18 Premier League season. "In this moment we're fifth and we have to accept this because we deserve this".

"This is an unbelievable achievement".

"We have to make sure we recover well and get ready for the game against Chelsea. We love games like this, we knew what we needed, a point".

Chelsea need a win at Newcastle United on Sunday and to hope Brighton pull off an upset victory over Liverpool at Anfield to break into the Champions League spots this season.

If Hazard and Giroud had been on the pitch from the beginning, the aftermath would have been different as goals early on would have helped the Blues to ease into the rest of the game instead of panicking and rushing towards the latter stages.

'The league season, we have worked very hard, ' Conte said.

"We had good chances, we just couldn't score from them. It is not the first time that we have not been clinical and suffered". "We are fifth and we must accept this".

Chelsea players and officials protest to referee Lee Mason.

Rather than fly back to Yorkshire as planned, Wagner told reporters that his team told him they wanted to drive home to allow them time for a celebratory beer or two.

"Chelsea were the better team and for sure we had the lady luck". We did it with our's just unbelievable.

Even by Manchester City's glorious standards that looks unlikely.

"I'm always happy when I fell like I've achieved something and get awards", the Liverpool ace said.

Following Chelsea's title win, Conte was eager to reinforce his squad, citing the additional challenge of Champions League football as a key factor.

Technically, Southampton, on 36 points, are still not safe but only if they lose so heavily at home by Manchester City and Swansea score enough against Stoke to effect a 10-goal swing can the Saints go down.

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