Look away, Jose! Damning stats expose Man Utd's limp Liverpool loss

The stats made for tough reading for Manchester United as Liverpool stretched its unbeaten run to a club-record 18 Premier League games.

David de Gea faced more than 30 shots on goal against Liverpool.   -  Getty Images

Liverpool confidently brought an end to their eight-game winless run against Manchester United with dominant 3-1 home victory on Sunday.

The win was their biggest at Anfield in a Premier League meeting between the pair since March 2011 and condemned Jose Mourinho to his first league loss at the venue since January 2007.

While it was not all straightforward for Liverpool after Sadio Mane's opener - Alisson's error allowing Jesse Lingard to restore parity - Xherdan Shaqiri's twin strikes ensured a one-sided stat sheet was reflected by the final scoreline.

Here, we illustrate the gulf between the teams with the best of the Opta data from another troubling outing for Jose Mourinho.

19 - Liverpool's triumph took it 19 points clear of Mourinho's men and is the biggest lead it has ever enjoyed over United after 17 games of a top-flight campaign.

36 - Liverpool, well on top for much for much of the contest, finished with 36 shots – the most the Red Devils has faced in a Premier League match since Opta started recording shot data in 2003-04.

26 - Now 11 points shy of fourth-placed Chelsea, United's paltry tally of 26 points is its lowest at this stage of any season since 1990-91.

29 - Mourinho's side has now shipped one more goal than the 28 it coughed up during the entirety of the last Premier League season. The 29 it has conceded is the most at this juncture of a top-flight campaign since 1962-63.

2 - Match-winner Shaqiri became only the second Liverpool player to score twice in their first match against United for the Reds. Nigel Clough first achieved the feat in January 1994.

20 - Romelu Lukaku touched the ball just 20 times at Anfield. Never before has he been so anonymous in a 90-minute performance in the Premier League.

5 - Five Liverpool players — Shaqiri, Mane, Roberto Firmino, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum — managed at least two shots on target in the match. United had two shots on target combined.

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