Jurgen Klopp came out on top against his good friend David Wagner as Liverpool recorded their second Premier League win in seven games with a comfortable 3-0 home triumph over Huddersfield Town.
It was a much-needed win after the 4-1 loss against Tottenham at Wembley last week, Liverpool climbing three places up the table to sixth.
Daniel Sturridge eased the simmering tension inside Anfield five minutes after the interval, capitalising on an error by Tommy Smith to break the deadlock and thereby scoring his 100th goal in club football.
Roberto Firmino made it 2-0 eight minutes later, the Brazilian heading home a James Milner corner to give Liverpool breathing space in the first league meeting of the two clubs since 1972.
Georginio Wijnaldum added a third as Huddersfield, who have still not won away since the opening weekend of the campaign, were bought back down to earth following their shock 2-0 home win over Manchester United a week ago.