Liverpool Trashed Manchester United 4-0 As They’re Looking To Become EPL Champion Again

Liverpool Trashed Manchester United 4-0 As They’re Looking To Become EPL Champion Again.

 

Report and highlights as Liverpool outplayed Manchester United at Anfield with Thiago Alcantara starring and Jurgen Klopp’s front three highlighting the gulf in class between the two teams; Liverpool was two points clear at the top of the League just ahead of Manchester City; United remains three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham and fifth-place Arsenal, both with one game in hand.

Liverpool Trashed Manchester United 4-0 As They're Looking To Become EPL Champion Again

Nobody was expecting the Red Devils to go to Anfield to get a win but not to be embarrassed by that goal margin, losing 4-0 was not just good for a team like United that paraded lots of brilliant individuals such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and other good guys.

 

The match started and just five minutes later Luis Diaz got a goal with an assist coming from Mohamed Salah.

A rare Manchester United turnover, facilitated by Trent Alexander-laxity, Arnold’s provided a glimmer of a counter-attack. The pass needed to be sharp, crisp, and fast, and Matic delivered on all counts.

Virgil van Dijk stepped up, made an interception on the halfway line, and immediately resurrected Liverpool’s move. Jesse Lingard barely had a chance to think about his new contract before Virgil van Dijk stepped up, made an interception on the halfway line, and immediately resurrected Liverpool’s move.

They kept on the pressure on the Red Devils because they are stronger and they wanted it more.

The second goal was unstoppable brilliance, with a build-up involving Joel Matip and Luis Diaz culminating in Mane’s brilliant lofted pass around the corner into Salah’s path.

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The Egyptian finished nicely, but De Gea, whose presence was eventually empty throughout, showed him a sizable chunk of the net. With his posture and anticipation, which looked non-existent for the first two blows, he frequently manages to make the target appear larger.

De Gea stayed in his six-yard area for both, despite the fact that they came from brilliant breaks that could have been scooped up by an ambitious keeper.

The two goals were linked by a common thread: Mane’s false nine move. More especially, how others reacted to it.

In both cases, the Senegalese dropped deep and into the gap between a slack defence and a clueless midfield, both of which were fickle enough to regard it as a no-land man’s of duty, but far enough away from goal to offer little danger. Anfield, on the other hand, might as well have begun celebrating right then and there.

When Salah – joined by Alexander-Arnold for the opening – burst into a full run and left Diogo Dalot in a world of man-marking misery, Mane had not even taken a touch when collecting those first-time deliveries from Jordan Henderson and Matip, respectively.

The final two goals are reminiscent of old Liverpool. They haven’t ceased counter-pressing and scoring through rapid transitions, but the sheer speed and accuracy with which they sprung into action reminded me of the swashbuckling assaults of a few years back. Within 10 seconds of Robertson snatching Lindelof’s ball into Anthony Elanga, Luis Diaz enabled Mane to score; six seconds went between the Scot dispossessing Mejbri and putting in Diogo Jota to find Salah. Liverpool spotted an injured animal and took advantage of it.

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