Liverpool beat Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield on Sunday after a season of misery. Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, and Mohamed Salah all scored twice. In the match between England’s most successful clubs, Jurgen Klopp’s team won by a record margin. United’s dreams of a first league title in a decade are over after a second loss in 23 games in all competitions.
Liverpool 7 Manchester United 0 – Highlights
The club’s worst loss since 1931 might do considerably greater damage. Liverpool is three points behind Tottenham with a game in hand. Last season, Klopp’s team dominated both leagues matches 9-0, but this season, the tables had changed. United entered the day 10 points ahead of Liverpool after a 2-1 win against Liverpool in August. Liverpool hasn’t been the same team that nearly won a quadruple last season.
After a 5-2 home loss to Real Madrid, they have returned to the Champions League battle with 13 points from 15 Premier League games. Ten Hag advised his players to embrace Anfield’s hostile environment, where United haven’t won since 2016. Despite an early onslaught, the visitors had the better chances in a contentious first half. Bruno Fernandes headed inches wide and Marcus Rashford blasted tamely against Alisson.
Liverpool’s final-third excellence broke the stalemate two minutes before halftime after Casemiro’s offside goal was disallowed. Andy Robertson played Gakpo, who cut inside and shot low into the far corner. In the second half, Liverpool’s new front three dominated Ten Hag’s team. Nunez headed in Harvey Elliott’s cross after a shoddy United defence. During a fast Liverpool counter-attack, Gakpo dinked over David de Gea for his second.
United could have done worse as Robertson and Ibrahima Konate missed chances. Salah scored off Nunez’s through pass off the bar to reward his performance. Nunez scored again when Jordan Henderson’s cross found him unmarked. Salah’s tap-in after more United sloppiness made him Liverpool’s all-time Premier League goalscorer with 129. This week, Roberto Firmino will leave at the season’s end. The Brazilian substitute scored a spectacular seventh two minutes from time.