Liverpool down Manchester United 7-0 in league clash
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Since that defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers more than 90 years ago, this is the first time the Red Devils have fallen by seven goals in any competition.
At Anfield, Sky Sports announcer Martin Tyler observed, “It’s one for the history books. Nobody could have foreseen this result,
It will be harder to accept because United only won their first trophy in nearly six years seven days ago, defeating Newcastle 2-0 at Wembley to win the Carabao Cup.
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An “utter catastrophe, a shambles,” according to former club captain Gary Neville, was the performance.
Added him: “Their normal spirit and form are not present. I have no doubt that [United manager Erik] Ten Hag would handle it just like he has in challenging situations.”
According to analytics firm Stats Perform, it is the poorest outcome of Ten Hag’s management tenure.
Liverpool attempted eight shots, just missing one.
Roy Keane, a different former captain of United, claimed that the senior players “didn’t exhibit any leadership abilities” and that the team would be “ashamed of their performance” as a whole.
While playing for Manchester United, he claimed, “Thank God, I’ve never been a part of a team that’s been beaten by so much.
Due to a beautiful goal from Dutch winger Cody Gakpo, Liverpool, which has had a dismal season given their prior trophy-winning record, led just 1-0 at halftime.
Six more goals were scored by the Reds in the second half. Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah both claimed two, followed by Gakpo who took a second.
The rout was completed by Roberto Firmino.
With 129 goals in six seasons, Salah has surpassed all other Premier League scorers for Liverpool.
I won’t lie: It’s incredibly special, he told Sky Sports.
I had this record in mind ever since I arrived. After my first season, I never stopped trying to break records.
“It’s remarkable to get it today versus United with that outcome. I’m returning home to rejoice with my loved ones. Tea with chamomile and bedtime.
Robbie Fowler held the previous record with 128.
March 5, 2023
The defeat was “frustrating” and a “very awful outcome,” according to United player Bruno Fernandes.
“We wasted too much time and too much space.”
The 7-0 victory puts Liverpool in a strong position to challenge the top four and subsequently qualify for the Champions League thanks to this weekend’s setbacks for rivals Newcastle and Tottenham.
With a game remaining, they trail Tottenham in fourth place by three points.