Liverpool moves to the top of the Premier League courtesy of a 4-0 triumph over Manchester United this evening at Anfield.
The Reds were on song as first-half goals from Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah put them in command.
United had a spell of pressure in the second half, but the home side quickly put the game to bed as Sadio Mane converted Diaz’s cross before Salah notched his second with five minutes to play.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson;
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson;
Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara;
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz.
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Ibrahima Konate, James Milner, Naby Keita, Joe Gomez, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Divock Origi, Caoimhin Kelleher.
MANCHESTER UNITED (3-4-3): David de Gea;
Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof;
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Diogo Dalot;
Anthony Elanga, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Eric Bailly, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Jadon Sancho, Dean Henderson, Alex Telles, Scott McTominay, Hannibal Mejbri, Alejandro Garnacho.
1-0. The Reds cut open United with ease before Diaz converts from close range. Liverpool works the ball out from the back before Mane sends Salah in acres of space down the right flank. He sends a low cross into the middle that Diaz sweeps past De Gea with ease. All too easy for the home side.
2-0. Salah gets on the scoresheet with a crisp finish following a sublime reverse from Mane. The Senegalese collects on the edge of the box and scoops the ball around the corner for Salah. He takes a great first touch before slotting a left-footed strike to the right of De Gea into the back of the net.
3-0. Just as Liverpool lost control, Mane re-affirms their dominance with a delightful finish on his left foot. Robertson leads a breakout and feeds Diaz in space on the left flank. He supplies a cross into the box for Mane to shoot the first time, and he steers his effort away from De Gea into the bottom-right corner.
So, what’s next?
Liverpool is next in action against Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday at Anfield.
Meanwhile, Manchester United take on Arsenal in their next outing at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
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