Liverpool FC are now the league leader of the English Premier League after defeating Manchester United. They are now two points ahead of Manchester City, although the Citizens have played one fewer game than the Klopp boys. Last night, Liverpool FC humiliated the Red Devils by scoring four goals at their home ground, Anfield. Moreover, Liverpool have scored nine goals in the same campaign (2 matches) against Man United. The defeat moved the Red Devils to the 6th with 54 points. Now, it becomes difficult for Man United to secure their place in the next UEFA Champions League as they are out of the top four.
To win the league title, Liverpool FC had no other option than to defeat Manchester United at Anfield. So, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp played his best possible XI in this match. He set up the team formation with 4-3-3. On the other side, Ralf Rangnick missed several key players in this match. Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick against Norwich City, missed the clash as he had lost his newborn baby. Moreover, Raphael Varane, Fred, Scott Mctominay, and Edinson Cavani were unavailable due to injury. So, the manager played his team in a 3-4-3 formation.
In the first half, Liverpool were too good. They scored the first goal in just five minutes of the match as Luis Diaz netted the ball for the home team. The visiting team couldn’t even create a chance in the first half. They didn’t take a single shot in the whole 45 minutes. Moreover, Manchester United conceded another goal as Mohammed Salah found the net in the 22nd minute. Both teams couldn’t score more in the remaining minutes. As a result, the first half ended in 2-0.
Returning from the break, the Man United’s manager replaced Phil Jones with Jadon Sancho. After that, Sancho tried to find the net but failed. Moreover, Liverpool took their lead with three goals in the 68th minute. This time, Sadio Mane scored the goal with the help of Luis Diaz. At the last moment, Liverpool got another goal as Mo Salah hit again in the 85th minute. As a result, Liverpool won the match by a 4-0 margin and have now climbed to the top of the table.