Football   |   April 11, 2023

Liverpool Keep Their Top Four Hopes Alive as They Thrash Manchester United 7 – 0 at Anfield

  • The Red Devils concede seven goals at Anfield for the first time in the team’s history.
  • Liverpool records their most significant win against their bitter rivals, Manchester United. 
  • The Reds outscored the Red Devils 18 – 1 in their last eight meetings at Anfield.

Liverpool thrashed Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield. The second half saw Manchester United concede six goals after conceding one in the first half. Jurgen Klopp’s team is now only three points behind Tottenham, who are in fourth place.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag suffered his worst loss ever and saw his four-trophy quests dealt a major blow. The challenge for the Premier League title is becoming less likely.

Man United had been making progress for weeks before their trip to Anfield. However, Liverpool shattered their high expectations. Liverpool took a one-goal lead into halftime thanks to a goal from Cody Gakpo.

Arsenal and Manchester City are likely to retain their top-four positions. United and Liverpool are in a tussle with Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United for the remaining two places.

Highlights as Manchester United Surfer Their Worst Defeat Since Boxing Day 1931

Manchester United Premier League title race looks unlikely as Liverpool stunned the Red Devils 7-0 on Sunday at Anfield. Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo, and Mohamed Salah each scored a brace. The seventh goal came from Roberto Firmino. 

Bruno Fernandes & Marcus Rashford squandered chances to put Manchester United in front. However, Gakpo managed to break the deadlock in the 43rd minute. Darwin Nunez scored in the 47th. Cody Gakpo added a second to make it 3-0 in the 50th minute. 

Liverpool went on a rampage as United fought to regain control of the match. Mohamed Salah extended the score to 4-0 in the 66th minute. Darwin Nunez also added a second goal in the 75th. 

Salah’s goal in the 83rd minute made the score 6-0. The Egyptian sets a new Premier League scoring record for Liverpool. Firmino scored in the 88th minute after coming off the bench. The 31-year-old Brazilian announced his departure from Anfield after eight years on Friday.

There appears to be a peculiar atmosphere and tempo at Anfield as the supporters urge them for more. The confident United team was able to pull off this feat for the majority of the first half through a combination of smart delaying tactics and undeniable counterattacking prowess.

Nevertheless, as they realized the game was over, they gave up. We saw what a confident Liverpool team, led by Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez, can achieve. Klopp’s confidence finally ran through their veins, and the euphoric supporters encouraged them on.

Klopp clarified that he was more pleased with the hard work than the result. The plan is to use the performance to spark his squad’s coming back. 

The Most Bizarre Outcome Possibly Ever to Occur in a Football Game Against Manchester United

Manchester United recorded its joint-worst defeat in professional football. The defeat follows 7-0 defeats against Wolverhampton in Dec 1931, Aston Villa FC in Dec 1930, & Blackburn Rovers FC in April 1926. Liverpool earned its biggest-ever competitive victory against Manchester United.

Liverpool started with incredible intensity, which no one saw coming, not even at halftime. Dafabet did not place bets on Liverpool winning 7-0 because the score was so far from reality. There are times when you cannot explain something. That sums up the Premier League.

There have been 11,896 matches in the Premier League played in all. Only 22 were won by a score of seven or more, representing 0.1% of games. In addition, compared to the reputation Manchester United has established over the years, the teams that suffer such hammerings aren’t renowned footballing institutions of Manchester United caliber.

Liverpool 7-0 Man United: Player Ratings

Liverpool: Alisson Becker (8), Ibrahima Konate (8), Trent Alexander-Arnold (8), Virgil Van Dijk (8), Harvey Elliott (9), Andrew Robertson (9), Fabinho (8), Jordan Henderson (8), Darwin Nunez (9), Mohamed Salah (10), and Cody Gakpo (9).

Substitutes: Roberto Firmino (8), Diogo Jota (6), James Milner (6), Stefan Bajcetic (7), Jones (n/a).

Manchester United: David De Gea (3), Raphael Varane (4), Diogo Dalot (4), Lisandro Martinez (4), Luke Shaw (3), Fred (4), Casemiro (4), Bruno Fernandes (2), Wout Weghorst (3), Antony (4), Marcus Rashford (4).

Substitutes: Alejandro Garnacho (5), Scott McTominay (4), Marcel Sabitzer (5), Tyrell Malacia (5), and Anthony Elanga (n/a).

Mohamed Salah: Player of the match

What Follows

Premier League action begins at 12.30 p.m. on Saturday when Liverpool travels to Bournemouth. The 2nd leg of the Champions League round of 16-tie against Real Madrid will occur in Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on March 15 at 8:00 p.m. Liverpool lost their first leg, 5-2, at Anfield.

Manchester United will play Real Betis in the opening leg of their last-16 Europa League match on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. The next Premier League match for Erik ten Hag’s side will be at home against Southampton at 2:00 p.m. on March 12. You can wager all these matches on Dafabet today.