Liverpool achieved a sensational victory against Manchester United, which has kept their Champions League hopes alive. The Reds defeated their bitter rivals 7-0 thanks to two outstanding goals from Cody Gakpo, two from Darwin Nunez, two from Mohamed Salah, and an emotional strike from substitute Roberto Firmino.
This victory lifts the Reds to sixth in the Premier League. On a remarkable day, the 7-0 thrashing surpassed the previous record for the biggest victory margin between the two sides, achieved in October 1895, when the teams were competing in the Second Division.
Here are the players that shone the brightest for the Reds;
The Scottish left-back was in imperious form throughout the game. It was his brilliant pass that created the first goal for Cody Gakpo. He also tormented Diogo Dalot as he constantly bombed forward to join the Liverpool attack.
The right-back held his own against Marcus Rashford and was always looking to kickstart attacks with some great switches.
Virgil van Dijk
The Dutchman was a colossal figure at the back, providing adequate cover for Liverpool's defence. He held the line exceptionally well under pressure and also played with composure.
The young midfielder gave away a couple of passes earlier in the game but quickly regained his composure as Liverpool started to dominate. He also produced a lovely assist for the goal Darwin Nunez scored.
The Egyptian superstar was superb against Luke Shaw as he constantly tormented the let back. Apart from scoring two goals on the night, he also gave two lovely assists for Gakpo's second goal and Firmino's late goal.
The Uruguayan was lethargic in the first half but sprung into life in the second half. Nunez was exceptional after half-time and added two well-taken goals for his side.
The Dutchman was supposed to sign for United but ended up in Liverpool, and he used this game as the perfect opportunity to show the Red Devils what they missed by not signing him.
He produced an incredible touch and superb finish to open the scoring and later added a second to cap off a supreme performance. Definitely a man-of-the-match performance from the winger.
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