- LIV XI: Alisson - Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson - Henderson, Fabinho, Bajcetic - Salah, Gakpo, Nunez
- MUN XI: de Gea - Dalot, Martinez, Varane, Shaw - Fernandes, Fred, Casemiro, Antony Rashford - Weghorst
- 42’ - Casemiro goal ruled offside
- 43’ - LIV 1-0 MUN; Gakpo scores
- 47’ - LIV 2-0 MUN; Nunez scores
- 50’ - LIV 3-0 MUN; Gakpo scores
- 66’ - LIV 4-0 MUN; Salah scores
- 75’ - LIV 5-0 MUN; Nunez scores
- 83’ - LIV 6-0 MUN; Salah scores
- 88’ - LIV 7-0 MUN; Firmino scores
Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of the Liverpool vs Manchester United Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.
The three minutes of additional time comes to an end and puts United out of its misery. Erik ten Hag heads straight to the tunnel. United has been blown away tonight. Humbled and humiliated. Surely will take some time to bounce back from this. For the Scousers, the party is just beginning. Their team exploded in the second half. Two goals each from Salah, Gakpo and Nunez and the cherry on top by Firmino towards the end. Liverpool cuts the gap to Spurs to three points and they’re on their way to grab that Champions League spot. REPORT
7-0! Do not scratch your eyes. It really is 7-0! Bobby Firmino, the wily old Bobby Firmino, too gets on the scoresheet. There’s no stopping the goal count tonight. Salah plays a neat through ball to Firmino. The Brazilian turns and squeezes the ball through de Gea’s legs and gets along with his celebration.
You thought Liverpool was done? WRONG! Salah makes it 6-0! This is a thumping! Liverpool again charges into the United box from the left side. The initial low cross is blocked but the rebound lands up at Salah who fires it in. A brief offside check but everything is in order.
And Klopp withdraws his troops. He is a satisfied man and makes four changes at once.
IN - Milner, Firmino, Jota, Bajcetic
OUT - Fabinho, Gakpo, Nunez, Henderson
5-0! IT IS 5-0! Nunez with his second goal. For all the recent success, for all the form, United cannot prevent the all-too-familiar tale of Liverpool smashing five past it. This goal comes courtesy a towering header by Nunez. Liverpool’s corner was defended but Henderson gets to the second ball and puts in the follow-up cross. Nunez is off in the air and beats the keeper to the far post.
Rashford escapes in behind Liverpool defence, and around the on-rushing Alisson. The angle, however, only sees him strike the bar.
SAAAALLLAAAHHH! This is a beating. United is getting smashed. The fourth goal was coming and Salah delivers. This was yet another counter attack and Liverpool was off in a blink. Salah was perhaps lucky to get the ball from a deflection but he nails the finish. Off the cross bar and into the goal. Celebrations are due at Anfield tonight.
Martinez goes into the book for fouling Gakpo. He knew it the moment he put the tackle in.
Two changes for United,
IN - McTominay, Garnacho | OUT - Fred, Weghorst
Konate! His header goes just wide. United are living at Liverpool’s mercy here. If this is a sign of things to come, United should be ready for a drubbing. All Liverpool now.
Robertson almost makes it four! He has plenty of space to shoot but cannot find the target. He had curl on the shot but not enough to put into the net.
Alisson nearly commits a howler. He takes a pass from his defence with the outside of his right foot. Rashford is lurking around and makes an attempt to win the ball. Alisson just about manages to clear it.
GAKPO MAKES IT THREE! ANFIElD ROARS, LIVERPOOL ROARS! 3-0 and it might be over for the visitor. Liverpool was defending a corner and transitioned into attack like lightening. Gakpo plays a long ball to Salah. The Egyptian keeps it for a good 40 yards, beats his marker and plays a through ball to Gakpo. The Dutch player is one-on-one and chips it over de Gea’s shoulder.
NUNEZ DOUBLES THE LEAD! Liverpool strikes right after the break! How did United allow a goal from there? Fabinho first muscles away tackles to retain the ball close to the United penalty area. He plays a dink over the defence to the right flank. Salah’s initial cross is blocked but Elliot is able to send the rebound into the six-yard box. Nunez is waiting there and simply taps the ball in with his head. 88 seconds was all Liverpool needed after the restart.
We’re off with the second half. Liverpool with the possession but United wins it back in less than a minute.
Liverpool’s half was surmised by lack of precise decision making in the crunch moments. It had created good chances but failed to find the net. But Gakpo changed that with an imperious finish. His third goal in four league games. United’s best chance came to Bruno Fernandes but he squandered it wide with a header. Casemiro thought he scored but he was offside.. Thinking to do for Erik ten Hag.
Rashford with acres of space and one-on-one against Alisson. He waits, beats the on-rushing defenders and plays it to Weghorst. The goal does not have a keeper but the shot is blocked before it even gets to the goal-line. End-to-end play now.
GAKPO SCORES! LIVERPOOL TAKES THE LEAD! That’s a beautiful finish. Robertson plays him a pin-point pass down the left wing. Gakpo then swivels to his right and beats Varane. A right-footed shot is drilled in low which easily beats de Gea into the net. Gakpo makes his mark on the big game.
CASEMIRO GOAL RULED OFFSIDE! United fans were jumping for a minute as Casemiro headed the ball in. But the Brazil midfielder was miles offside
Yellow card for Fabinho. Rashford is cornered on the left side by Konate and Fabinho. Rashford beats both but is tripped by Fabinho. No escaping punishment for such a tackle.
Nearly! Antony gets a perfectly weighted through ball from Casemiro. The Brazilian is behind and is able to beat Alisson but the replays show the move to be offside.
Jugen Klopp fuming at the touchline. Robertson steals a pass and sets off on a counter. He plays it to Gakpo who beats two United players and cuts in before falling to the grpund. Klopp feels he is brought down by a United shirt but the referee lets the away team keep the ball.
Saved by Alisson! Shaw delivers the set piece and Dalot jumps the highest. There is not enough power on the shot. It is on target but straight into the keeper’s hands.
Neat interplay by United on the left wing which culminates with Gakpo fouling Luke Shaw. A chance for United!
Oh no no no! No Fernandes! He misses a simple chance. Fred opens Dalot into space on the right wing. Dalot crosses and finds his Portuguese compatriot at the far end. Like always, Trent is sleeping in defence and has no clue there is a man behind him. Fernandes goes for a low header and sends it wide. United’s best chance so far.
Martinez yet again with a crucial tackle. Robertson crosses from the left and Nunez is one-on-one. Martinez gets a lunge in and forces a corner.
Martinez head it clear! Robertson gets the ball on the left side. He has one defender in front of him and he decides to turn inside. He beats the marker in doing so and pulls out a shot with his right foot. Martinez comes sweeping in and clears it away from danger.
Rashford engages in a long tussle with Van Dijk. He schools the Dutch defender for speed and is able to win a corner for United. Nothing comes of the set piece, but.
Liverpool again threaten! This time the offside flag saves United. A left-footed shot by Nunez but that was also flying clear of the goal.
Pinball in the United box! Liverpool has atleast three chances to take a potent shot at goal - through Konate and Elliott - but neither can work de Gea.
Henderson sets off Gakpo into space. He enters the penalty area but is unable to string a one-two move with Nunez. Play is switched to the other flank, Salah gets space to shoot but he mishits and the ball flies out for a goal kick.
Scrappy play! No side being able to keep the ball for a clear spell of possession. Antony tries to dribble but a heavy touch allows Van Dijk to step in and clear the ball.
SAVED! Antony gets the ball on the right wing, cuts in and fires a curling shot. Alisson gets down on his right side and sends it away for a corner.
Nine minutes into the match and Rashford yet to get a touch of the ball for United.
Casemiro with a loose pass and Elliott pounces on it. Liverpool again insists with an attack through the right flank. Trent crosses but nothing much to trouble the away team.
United conceded an early set piece but Trent’s delivery from the free kick is not precise and United is able to defend.
Manchester United rolls the ball from the centre circle. Varane gets the ball and he launches it forward into the Liverpool half.
Anfield with its customary anthem before the start of the match. Players stationed in their places, waiting to get things underway.
The players walk out the tunnel and Anfield greets them with a loud roar. Moments away from Kick Off.
On the lineup today: “Just a mix of what we need - Experience and the football part. We played really good against Wolves. We set a new record in terms of counter pressing.” On how to win today: “Playing good will be helpful. Be impressive, be compact, be brave, so these kind of things. It’s a derby, but sometimes the emotions get the better of us so we have to make sure we are calm.”
Appearances: 24 | Goals: 14 | Assists: 3 | Big Chances Created: 9
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W 0-2 vs Leeds
D 2-2 vs Leeds
W 2-1 vs Crystal Palace
L 2-3 vs Arsenal
W 2-0 vs Wolves
D 0-0 vs Crystal Palace
W 0-2 vs Newcastle United
W 2-0 Everton
L 3-0 vs Wolves
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Liverpool 4-0 Manchester United - April 2022
Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool - October 2021
Manchester United 2-4 Liverpool - May 2021
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United - January 2021
Played: 61 | Liverpool: 18 | Manchester United: 29 | Draw: 14
Jurgen Klopp’s side has won three of its last four matches in the Premier League. It might be six points off the fourth-placed Tottenham, but with two games in hand, it certainly is in the mix for a Champions League spot.
Manchester United have impressed since the return from the FIFA World Cup. It has gained 23 points in the matches post the World Cup - the most by any team in the Premier League.
Liverpool: Alisson - Trent, Van Dijk, Konate, Robertson - Fabinho, Henderson, Elliott - Salah, Gakpo, Nunez
United: de Gea - Dalot, Martinez, Varane, Shaw - Fernandes, Fred, Casemiro, Antony Rashford - Weghorst
The managers of both teams had a special request for their fans ahead of the clash. An appeal to the fans who chant for their beloved teams.
Liverpool: Alisson - Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson - Henderson, Fabinho, Bajcetic - Salah, Gakpo, Nunez
Manchester United: De Gea - Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw - Casemiro, Fred - Antony, Fernandes, Rashford - Weghorst
Manchester United will look to consolidate its reinvigorated Premier League momentum when it visits Liverpool on Sunday.
High on Carabao Cup success, and a victorious outing against Barcelona, Erik ten Hag’s side will be the favourite against a Liverpool which has struggled for consistency this season.
A win for United will take it within six points of second-placed Manchester City with a game in hand. For Liverpool, a win will mean a jump to fifth place and an unbeaten streak worth four games.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Liverpool vs Manchester United Premier League match will kick off on Sunday, March 5 at 22:00 IST/16:30 GMT.
The match will be telecast live on Star Sports Select and Star Sports Select HD. The Premier League match can also be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app.
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