Liverpool vs Man. Utd Highlights
Liverpool made a history in this season league by making a big victory against Manchester united 7-0 at Anfield stadium in premier League on Sunday, March 5.
Manchester United came into the game on a brilliant run of form, winning three of their last four and winning the Carabao Cup last week. Manager Erik ten Hag named an unchanged side from the side that beat Newcastle United in the final. The Red Devils were looking for their first win at Anfield since January 2016.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have had an inconsistent season. They also had three wins in their last four but had a difficult 5-2 loss to Real Madrid in between.
Manager Jurgen Klopp made three changes to the side that beat Wolverhampton Wanderers last week. He brought in Jordan Henderson, Cody Gakpo, and Andrew Robertson for Stefan Bajcetic, Diogo Jota, and Kostas Tsimikas.
Liverpool started the game on a positive note, enjoying most of the ball as they were buoyed by the massive home support. They enjoyed a great spell of possession early on.
Liverpool had a great chance in the 23rd minute when Robertson’s great cross found Nunez six yards from goal. Lisandro Martinez made a great block to deny the Uruguayan.
Manchester United then had a chance of their own when Diogo Dalot’s ball to the back post found an open Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese midfielder, however, could only drag his header wide. Minutes later, Luke Shaw’s brilliant cross-field ball found Marcus Rashford but the in-form striker could not trouble Alisson.
Manchester United then almost took the lead when Casemiro headed the ball home but the goal was ruled offside.
Immediately at the other end, Cody Gakpo put the Reds in front after receiving a smart pass from Andrew Robertson and finishing it past David de Gea.
Liverpool went into the break with a 1-0 lead as the game was delicately poised.
Klopp’s men made a wonderful start to the second half when Harvey Elliott’s cross following a scramble in the box found Darwin Nunez who headed home with ease.
It grew from bad to worse for Manchester United. A brilliant counter-attack saw Mohamed Salah get the better of Martinez. The Egyptian then laid it off for Gakpo, who dinked it past De Gea for his second of the game.
Salah made it 4-0 off yet another brilliant Liverpool counter-attack, thundering a shot in off the crossbar.
Marcus Rashford then missed a glorious chance to pull one back for Manchester United but could only find the post after taking the ball past Alisson.
Nunez scored his second of the game after Henderson’s cross found the striker who nodded it home.
Salah then became the third attacker to get his brace after a scramble near the goal line, making it 6-0.
It became a day to forget for Manchester United fans after Roberto Firmino came off the bench to make it seven for Liverpool.
Man Utd’s Big defeat
Erik ten Hag accused Manchester United of unprofessionalism after they endured a humiliating and historic 7-0 defeat at their arch rivals Liverpool.
The United manager was seething following a disgraceful second-half performance from his team in which Liverpool ran riot, scoring six times to add to Cody Gakpo’s fine opener just before the break and increasing their Champions League qualification hopes.
Mohamed Salah scored twice to become Liverpool’s leading goalscorer in the Premier League era while Gakpo and Darwin Núñez also scored twice each. Roberto Firmino, given a rousing reception after it emerged he intends to leave Anfield on a free transfer this summer, came off the bench to complete the record‑breaking rout.
It was Liverpool’s biggest victory against their great rivals, surpassing a 7-1 win in the second division in 1895, equalled United’s worst defeat – 7-0 against Blackburn in 1926, Aston Villa in 1930 and Wolves in 1931 – and was the Old Trafford club’s heaviest loss for 92 years. An embarrassed Ten Hag did not spare his players from cutting criticism in a post-match dressing down.
The United manager said: “It is quite obvious, it was unprofessional. First half, I think we were the better team – we created the better chances and had two one-on-ones with the goalie. Before half-time we made one organisational mistake and conceded a goal. We were in the game. It really surprised me after half-time, we gave the game so quickly.