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 18:36
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.


Man Utd 0 - 2 Liverpool

15 mins: Man Utd win a corner. They need to score next or else Liverpool will run away with this. The corner ball comes into Maguire who knocks it down for Scott McTominay. He holds off a defender and hits his shot over the crossbar! The offside flag was up against him anyway.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:47

GOAL! Man Utd 0 - 2 Liverpool (Jota, 13’)⚽️

13 mins: This is going to be a long day for Manchester United. Indecision between Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire on how to deal with a cross means the ball drops to Keita on the edge of the box. He passes it into the box for the overlapping Alexander-Arnold who delivers a great pass into the six-yard area where Diogo Jota pops up to tap the ball home.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:44

Man Utd 0 - 1 Liverpool

11 mins: Mo Salah scuffs a shot wide of goal from outside the box. The ball comes up the pitch from Man Utd but Liverpool take over possession. Rashford presses Jordan Henderson and wins it back in Liverpool’s final third. He ignores his teammates and goes for goal from range. Alisson leaps across to cover the shot but pulls his hand away at the last moment letting the effort go wide of the left-hand post.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:42

Man Utd 0 - 1 Liverpool

8 mins: Chance! Things almost get worse for United as Keita slips the ball into the left side of the box for Roberto Firmino. He’s forced slightly wide but gets off a left-footed shot and draws a sharp low save out of De Gea. Liverpool have been impressive so far.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:40

GOAL! Man Utd 0 - 1 Liverpool (Keita, 5’)⚽️

5 mins: Man Utd miss their early chance, Liverpool take theirs! Mason Greenwood and Aaron Wan-Bissaka commit themselves up the pitch allowing Liverpool to create an overload on the left side. Lindelof is drawn across as Firmino plays the ball to Diogo Jota. Jota pass it inside to Mo Salah who slides it wide of Luke Shaw and into Naby Keita. He just has David De Gea to beat and coolly slots the ball into the back of the net. Liverpool lead!

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:36

Man Utd 0 - 0 Liverpool

3 mins: Trent Alexander-Arnold tries to pick out Roberto Firmino with a pass inside from the right but Fred slides across to intercept the pass and knock it out of play.

Chance! Rashford weaves his way down the left side but gets tackled by Konate the ball comes to Fred who fires it up the pitch to Cristiano Ronaldo. United work the ball quickly across the box, Ronaldo to Greenwood then out to Fernandes who is free on the right side of the box. He shoots but skews the effort wide of goal!

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:35

Man Utd 0 - 0 Liverpool

Kick off: Naby Keita gets this contest underway. Ibrahima Konate’s sends an early ball up over the middle of the pitch as Diogo Jota goes running into box. The ball drops in front of him but bounces safely into the hands of David De Gea.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:31

Man Utd vs Liverpool

Here come the players, Jordan Henderson leads out Liverpool with Harry Maguire at the head of Manchester United’s line. United can’t afford to lose today, if they do they’ll be eight points behind league leaders Chelsea.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:27

Man Utd vs Liverpool

Marcus Rashford has scored four Premier League goals in eight appearances against Liverpool - the only player to have netted more for United against the Reds is Wayne Rooney, with six goals.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:24

Mohamed Salah wants to stay at Liverpool for the rest of his career

Mohamed Salah says he wants to stay with Liverpool for the rest of his playing career.

The 29-year-old’s current deal at Anfield expires in the summer of 2023 and Liverpool are anxious to finalise negotiations over a new long-term contract.

“It doesn’t depend on me, but if you asked me I would love to stay until the last day of my football (career),” Salah told Sky Sports.

Mohamed Salah wants to stay at Liverpool for the rest of his career

The Egypt forward’s contract expires at the end of next season

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:21

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