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Manchester United vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction from fixture today

Follow all the latest updates from Old Trafford as rivals clash in a huge game

Michael Jones
Sunday 24 October 2021 18:44
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Liverpool manager defends Man United player ahead of big EPL clash

Mohamed Salah hit a hat-trick as Liverpool humiliated Manchester United, romping to a stunning 5-0 victory at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

Naby Keita got the visitors off to the ideal start in the fifth minute and then a dreadful mix-up between Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire led to Diogo Jota turning in a low cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold to make it 2-0 after 13 minutes.

United were in disarray at the back and Salah made it 3-0 - scoring for the tenth straight game in all competitions - converting a low ball from Naby Keita and then added the fourth after being set up by Jota.

It was the first time United had been 4-0 behind at the interval in the Premier League era and they were loudly booed off the field.

It took just five minutes after the break for Salah to complete his hat-trick with a trademark clinical finish after a superb through ball from Jordan Henderson.

United’s day got worse as they had a Cristiano Ronaldo goal over-ruled for offside by VAR and then halftime substitute Paul Pogba was sent off for a two-footed tackle on Keita, 15 minutes after coming on.

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Manchester United vs Liverpool result: Mohamed Salah scores hat-trick in humiliating rout

Imagine if Liverpool had actually played well. As such, it would be hard to imagine any other outcome than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer losing his job – except this is Manchester United.

This is Manchester United.

And here they were, 4-0 down at half-time to their greatest rivals, to ultimately lose 5-0 but in a way that felt like 9-0. They were fortunate it wasn’t much worse, but that was in its own way an indictment. Liverpool could just ease off.

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Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:44
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Reaction from Mo Salah

Liverpool’s hat-trick hero spoke to Sky Sports after the match and was obviously delighted with the performance of his team. He said:

I think it is great to win 5-0 here, we knew before the game it would be tough if we did not play our game.

“We knew they will come and try to give everything so we had to give 100%.We just tried to play our football and play in between the lines to create more chances. We did that and were lucky to score.

“As long as the team keep winning I am happy and to give my best to the team to win. The first goal I gave to Naby Keita to score.

“We know what it takes to win the Premier League, we did it two years ago. A big win here but still only three points.

“We try to win each game and try to win the title. We need to play to win everything. From our heads from pre-season, we need to win the Premier League and hopefully we go for that.

“After half-time we were talking in the dressing room to just keep going and score as many as we could.”

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:40
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That defeat is Manchester United’s heaviest ever defeat at home to Liverpool, whilst it’s the first time they have lost by 5+ goals at home without scoring themselves since February 1955 when they lost 5-0 against Man City.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:36
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More records for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side. They are a good team to watch.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:32
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Manchester United vs Liverpool player ratings: Mohamed Salah nets hat-trick as Reds eviscerate rivals

Liverpool demolished an abysmal Manchester United on Sunday to secure a 5-0 derby victory and go within one point of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

It took Jurgen Klopp’s side just five minutes to open the scoring at Old Trafford, with Naby Keita the first to find the net.

Diogo Jota struck next, before Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick to pile more pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the United dugout and more misery on the home fans.

Player ratings from Old Trafford:

Player ratings as Mohamed Salah and Liverpool eviscerate Man United

Man United 0-5 Liverpool: Naby Keita and Diogo Jota rounded out the scoring, while Paul Pogba was sent off for the hosts

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:29
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Liverpool are back up to second place in the table, one point behind leaders Chelsea. They’re still in the hunt for the title.

With just nine games played Manchester United’s title hopes are pretty much over. They’re seventh in the table, eight points behind Chelsea, and have a lot of problems.

Jurgen Klopp wlaks over to the Liverpool fans and celebrates. They give him a loud cheer, it’s a good day for the Liverpool supporters.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:27
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90+3 mins: It’s over. Liverpool completely relaxed for the last 25 minutes and let United off the hook. Jurgen Klopp was obviously happy with just five goals.

It’s been an awful day for Manchester United. The inquisition into what went wrong will begin almost immediately. Liverpool have humiliated their rivals today.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:24
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90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play. Time for one last goal?

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:21
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87 min: Jota is brought down by Wan-Bissaka who gets booked. That’s six yellow cards and a red for Manchester United today. A sure sign of a team not drilled well defensively.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:18
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OFF THE BAR! Cavani finds the woodwork!

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84 mins: The free kick is whipped deep into the box where Scott McTominay is free. He heads the ball into the six-yard box and finds Cavani who turns the ball towards goal and belts it into the crossbar! How’s he missed from there? It’s just not happening for Man Utd.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:15

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