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Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk ridicules Man Utd after 5-0 Old Trafford victory

Following Liverpool's five-star triumph over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, Virgil van Dijk wasted no time in applauding the team's overall performance. 


The Reds were totally dominant from the first whistle to the last, with Naby Keita, Diogo Jota, and Mohamed Salah all scoring to condemn United to their most humiliating home defeat in recent memory. 


Liverpool got off to a quick start as Keita tucked the ball past David de Gea after only five minutes, and Jota doubled their advantage with a simple finish shortly after. 


Salah, widely regarded as the best player in the world right now, went on to score a sensational hat-trick to cap off a five-goal thrashing and bring all three points back to Egypt.

As a result, Liverpool climbed to second place in the Premier League table, one point behind early leaders Chelsea, while Manchester United fell to seventh place. 


Throughout the game, the hosts were far from their typical selves, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team missing creativity and intelligence at the back for the whole 90 minutes. 


With a cheeky Twitter tweet after the final whistle, Van Dijk tried to add salt to the wounds at Old Trafford, describing Liverpool's relentless performance as "different class."



Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) Virgil van Dijk (@Virg 24th of October, 2021 

The Dutchman struggled against Atletico Madrid in midweek, but he rebounded on Sunday to help Liverpool retain their sixth Premier League clean sheet of the season. 


He has started every game this season and will be expected to maintain his high standards between now and next summer as Liverpool seeks its second domestic crown in three years. 


Salah's brilliant display in attack for Jurgen Klopp's team stole the show, despite Van Dijk's outstanding performance against United.

In all competitions this season, the Egyptian maestro has scored 17 goals and seems primed to spearhead Liverpool's title challenge from the outset in the coming weeks and months. 


He passed Didier Drogba as the competition's highest-scoring African player on Sunday, becoming the first non-Manchester United player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

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