Mooy earns praise after 'brave' Liverpool display

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Socceroo Aaron Mooy has earned praise once again after an impressive first-half display in Huddersfield’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool overnight.

The Australian midfielder, who has joined Huddersfield on loan from Manchester City for this season, impressed in Town’s 2-0 win over Oxford United on Saturday.

The step-up to Premier League opposition didn’t seem to faze Mooy either, with Town fans taking to social media to express their excitement about his 45-minute first-half display.

Mooy was replaced at half-time as Huddersfield played a completely different XI for the second 45, including Socceroo Jason Davidson.

Town manager David Wagner said: “I liked when we tried to build up the game and in situations we were brave enough on the ball and to keep the ball.

“Maybe we have to be a little bit braver in the last third in some situations, but it was a nice evening.”

Ex-Liverpool midfielder and commentator Jason McAteer said: “I’ve been impressed with Mooy.

“He’s neat and tidy and can see a pass. He’s got the No.10 on. He’s in charge.”

Elsewhere in pre-season overnight, Mathew Leckie, Mat Ryan, Mile Jedinak and Milos Degenek all played 45 minutes for their respective clubs around Europe.

In the Chinese Super League on Wednesday, Trent Sainsbury was on the scoresheet as Jiangsu Sainty defeated Hebei CFFC 4-0.

Tim Cahill was absent again for Hangzhou Greentown in a 4-1 loss, while Matt Spiranovic put in a full shift at the back.

Dario Vidosic was replaced at half-time by Michael Thwaite as Liaoning Whowin lost 2-1 to Henan Jianye who had Ryan McGowan play a full game. Apostolos Giannou was an unused sub for Guangzhou R&F.

In the Korean K-League on Wednesday, Adrian Leijer was sent off for Suwon, while Tomi Mrcela played a full game for Chunnam Dragons.