Mohamed Salah scored a brace to help Liverpool produce one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Luis Diaz opened the scoring in the fifth minute before Salah doubled their advantage in the 22nd minute. Sadio Mane made it three in the 68th minute before Salah completed the trashing in the 85th minute. The three points helped Liverpool move to the top of the table having played a game more.
Liverpool Alisson (7), Alexander-Arnold (7), Matip (7), Van Dijk (7), Robertson (7), Henderson (7), Fabinho (7), Thiago (8), Salah (9), Mane (8), Diaz (8).
Subs: Jota (7), Keita (n/a), Milner (n/a).
Man Utd: De Gea (5), Wan-Bissaka (4), Lindelof (3), Maguire (3), Dalot (4), Jones (4), Pogba (n/a), Matic (4), Elanga (6), Fernandes (4), Rashford (4).
Subs: Lingard (5), Sancho (6), Hannibal (n/a).
Man of the match: Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “I don’t expect us for 95 minutes to be completely in charge of the game, I think we were for 70 minutes. They changed at half-time the formation, so their high press was different. Our first decision was passing the ball in and around the six-yard box which ended up with a corner for them. First half we were really in charge of the game and you wish of course we pick up from there, but it’s a 15-minute break and we needed 10 to 15 minutes more to be ourselves again. We controlled the game again, scored wonderful goals, and won the game.”
Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick: “We have to be critical of ourselves because what we played in the first 45 minutes was not what we wanted to see, what we wanted to play. I don’t think our performance had anything to do with formation. Being 1-0 affected our confidence. We did not dare to attack them, we looked afraid to be outplayed. We changed from a back five to a back four again and I think the first 25 mins of the second half was a lot better but still at that moment we didn’t score.”
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