Lethal Liverpool smash Manchester United for seven in record win | Football
Liverpool defeated their arch-rivals 7-0, their biggest ever win of the match.
Liverpool made Manchester United’s army shudder when Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah all scored twice in the 7-0 destruction of their arch-rivals to increase their hopes of reaching the Premier League top 4. League at Anfield on Sunday.
One week after United’s revival won their first trophy since 2017 by winning the League Cup and amid talk of a potential title win, they were blown away at halftime as Liverpool scored their biggest ever margin of victory. in the match.
United looked a bit ahead for 43 minutes before Gakpo’s superb finish from Liverpool’s first attempt gave the hosts the lead at halftime.
Within five minutes of the game’s restart, it was all over as Nunez made it 2-0 with a header after some comical United defenses against a lightning strike. Liverpool’s lead led by Salah ended with Gakpo’s finish to make it 3-0.
As United descended into disarray, Salah kicked into action with a dangerous finish in the 66th minute and then Nunez headed home a helpless David De Gea in the 75th minute.
Salah then rubbed salt into United’s wounds with a close-range finish to score his club’s 129th Premier League goal before Roberto Firmino came on off the bench to score his seventh goal. .
Liverpool beat United 4-0 at Anfield last April but considering the reversal of fortunes for the two clubs since that day, the result was a big surprise.
United’s crushing defeat, described by Sky Sports pundit and their former defender Gary Neville as a “disgrace” leaves them in third place with 49 points and certainly out of the title race when 14 points behind leaders Arsenal.
Liverpool’s fourth win in five league matches lifted them above Newcastle United to fifth place with 42 points, three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand.