A disorganised and clueless Manchester United were humiliated by Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp’s men ran riot at Old Trafford to continue their unbeaten run in the league. Manchester United were all over the place defensively as Liverpool stomped Ole’s team with authority to score four goals in the first half, and one in the second half.
Liverpool were quick off the blocks as Naby Keita opened the scoring in the 5th minute by cooly slotting his effort past De Gea. A mixup between Maguire and Luke Shaw helped Trent Alexander-Arnold cross to an unmarked Jota, who tapped in from three yards out to double Liverpool’s lead in the 13th minute.
Although United showed glimpses of improvement, it was Liverpool who scored their third through Mohamed Salah, as the Egyptian fired his effort past De Gea through Keita’s cross. Salah scored his second of the game in the stoppage time of first half by guiding his effort in the bottom-right corner after some good work by Firmino.
Salah completed his hat-trick in the early minutes of second half as he poked his effort past De Gea after Henderson played a lovely through ball to split open United’s defence. United’s evening went from bad to worse as Pogba, who was on the field for just fifteen minutes since his second half introduction was shown a direct red card for a two footed challenge on Naby Keita.
Liverpool were kind enough to not pile more misery on Manchester United as they decided to just keep the ball and stroke it around. United almost pulled one back through Cavani, but the Uruguayan’s effort from two yards out cannoned back off the crossbar.
The result takes Liverpool second in the table, a point behind leaders Chelsea, while Manchester United are winless in their last four.