Liverpool beat their archrivals 7-0, their biggest-ever margin of victory within the fixture.
Liverpool introduced Manchester United’s bandwagon to a shuddering halt as Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah all scored twice in a report 7-0 hammering of their archrivals to spice up their Premier League top-four hopes at Anfield on Sunday.
Per week after a resurgent United claimed their first trophy since 2017 by successful the League Cup and amid discuss of a title push they had been blown away both aspect of halftime as Liverpool recorded their biggest-ever margin of victory within the fixture.
United had regarded marginally the higher aspect for 43 minutes earlier than Gakpo’s very good end from Liverpool’s first try on the right track gave the hosts the halftime lead.
Inside 5 minutes of the restart, it was throughout as a contest with Nunez making it 2-0 with a header after some comical United defending earlier than a lightning Liverpool counterattack led by Salah ended with Gakpo ending in fashion for 3-0.
With United in disarray, Salah acquired in on the act with a medical end within the 66th minute and Nunez then despatched a header previous a helpless David De Gea within the seventy fifth.
Salah then rubbed salt into United’s wounds with a close-range effort to attain a report 129th Premier League objective for the membership earlier than Roberto Firmino got here off the bench to make it seven.
Liverpool had thrashed United 4-0 at Anfield final April however contemplating the reversal of fortunes for the 2 golf equipment since that day this end result was an enormous shock.
United’s sobering defeat, described by Sky Sports activities pundit and their former defender Gary Neville as a “shame” left them in third place on 49 factors and absolutely out of the title race as they’re 14 factors behind leaders Arsenal.
Liverpool’s fourth win in 5 league matches lifted them above Newcastle United into fifth on 42 factors, three factors behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a recreation in hand.