Manchester United Smarsh By Liverpool 7-0 To Close On Top 4

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Liverpool moved to three points of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League’s fourth place after a thumping 7-0 triumph against Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

Cody Gakpo opened the scoring on 43 minutes, staying onside to get on the end of a defence- splitting pass from Andy Robertson before cutting within and shooting into the far corner of David De Gea’s goal.

Two minutes into the second half Darwin Nunez doubled the hosts ’ advantage with a close-range strike from a Harvey Elliott cross after sloppy defending from Luke Shaw and Casemiro.

Again, with United still whirling, Liverpool broke up an attack before Mohamed Salah stormed down the wing before playing in Gakpo to finish once De Gea.

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Salah got on the scoresheet himself on 66 minutes with a strong effort from 12 yards after another Liverpool breakaway and a diversion from a United defence being pulled all over the pitch.

But Liverpool weren’t finished, nowhere near, and Darwin seized himself a second of the evening with a glancing header from a Jordan Henderson cross after United failed to appropriately clear the ball from a free kick.

Man United heads had well and truly gone and further bad defending allowed Salah to seize himself a second of the game and sixth on 83 minutes before Roberto Firmino, on the week he enunciated his departure from Liverpool, turned and scored from a tight angle through the legs of De Gea.

Liverpool are fifth, three points behind Tottenham with a game in hand and a superior goal difference. United, meanwhile, stay third, nine points behind Manchester City in second and 14 off top.

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