|Liverpool players celebrate after humbling Manchester United at Anfield on Tuesday night. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Liverpool beat Manchester United in spectacular fashion on Tuesday night to move to the top of the premier league table for at least twenty-four hours, when Manchester City will play Brighton.
The Anfield Stadium felt the electrifying waves of Jurgen Klopp’s ideologies in sensational manners all through the ninety minutes as Liverpool mesmerized the Red Devils, limiting them to just two touches in the Liverpool area throughout the first half.
The pale-looking frame of Sir Alex Ferguson wriggled in pain from the stands as a smiling figure of Kenny Dalglish celebrated every goal on the night, the gulf in class between the two was evident from start to finish at the detriment of the visitors.
Liverpool only needed four minutes to register their intent, Mohammed Salah found Luis Dias who was quicker than David De Gea to the ball for 1-0, the contest ended right there with Liverpool going hard on their visitors with every attack.
The second goal was majestic. Sadio Mane’s reverse pass to Salah has to be studied, a shade of Luka Modric’s to Rodrigo against Chelsea in the Champions League. Liverpool was a class apart and even Ralph Rangnick couldn’t hide his disgust for his men’s shambolic display.
It is noteworthy to applaud everyone at Anfield for the class act they carried out in the seventh minute to honor Cristiano Ronaldo, who was away on sympathy leave after losing his son at birth on Sunday.
Sadio Mane added the third with the assist coming from Luis Dias, at that point, every member of the Liverpool front three had a goal and an assist, phenomenal and speaks volumes of the magic available to Klopp upfront.
Diogo Jota came on for Luis Dias and was quick to register his own assist. He set up Salah for the fourth, and that was the ninth goal, fifth for Salah against Manchester United this season after the Egyptian’s hattrick at Old Trafford in the twilight days of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.
"It is embarrassing, it is disappointing, maybe even humiliating," Rangnick said. "Especially the first half we were just not up to it.