Liverpool 7-0 Manchester United: the two sides set record, victory & worst defeat

Liverpool closed the gap on fourth-place Tottenham to just three points as they obliterated arch rivals Manchester United on a stunning afternoon at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez all hit a brace as the Reds battered United 7-0. Roberto Firmino also found the net for Jurgen Klopp’s side as they put down a marker for the rest of the Premier League.

As for Erik ten Hag’s side, it’s a defeat that put a dent on their title hopes after Arsenal and Manchester City both secured victories in the race for the Premier League trophy on Saturday.

Reiss Nelson’s 97th-minute winner for Arsenal gave them a 3-2 win over Bournemouth after falling two goals behind, while City had earlier beaten Newcastle 2-0 to keep within touching distance.

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Keane hammers Man Utd

Roy Keane has hammered Manchester United’s senior players after their humiliation at the hands of Liverpool.

He said on Sky Sports: “I never thought United were back to their very best, they’ve had some good results, but they have been giving teams chances and they’ve been let them off the hook. The chances they gave up today, Liverpool didn’t let them off the hook and punished them.

“That’s where they deserve credit, they created opportunties, they were clinical, ruthless. They kept going, wanted more goals, but the senior players – I always look at them. The ones we give a big build-up to, the experienced ones, will be the ones who let the club down today.”

Jamie Carragher and Neville

Jamie Carragher enjoyed himself as much as Gary Neville didn’t as the former Liverpool man shared a picture of the two as they watched the Reds hammer Manchester United.

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The Red Devils made the trip to Anfield with plenty of optimism following their recent Carabao Cup victory, but endured an afternoon to forget. Merseyside has not been a happy hunting ground for United in recent seasons and they again were undone by their arch rivals.

Liverpool reminded Manchester United they can still be a match for any Premier League team on their day, putting Erik ten Hag’s side to the sword with Cody Gakpo playing a starring role in a sensational 7-0 win.

Gakpo put the Reds in front moments before half-time, cutting in from the left and curling into the far corner of David de Gea’s net. United needed a response at the start of the second period, but instead it was the hosts who struck quickly as Darwin Nunez scored a scrappy second.

Just as the visitors prepared to mount a comeback, it was three as Gakpo’s deft finish rounded off a fluid counter-attack. It was already a hammering, but further goals from Mohamed Salah – twice – and Nunez put the cherry on top of the cake before Roberto Firmino added a seventh.


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