Liverpool matched closer to their first ever league title in 30 years as they humiliated Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield.THE Sunday win takes them into 64 points at the apex of the league table for the 2019/2020 season, and 16 points ahead of their closet league rival, Manchester City, with a game in hand.
Liverpool’s world class defender, Virgil van Dijk opened the scoring 14th-minute into play with a stunning header before Mohammed Salah’s injury time solo effort after goalkeeper Alisson's long range pass sealed the match beyond United’s reach. It could have been more embarrassing for Man U with the reds missing couple of clear scoring chances.
Speaking after the scintillating encounter, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said:It's a big relief, I was really happy with 85-90% of the game, we were brilliant. We dominated the game, especially in the first half. The energy they put on the pitch was incredible."
"On a normal day we would have scored three times in the first half and in the second half until 65 minutes we should have been more clear. But then United have obvious quality, played a bit more football and we had to defend. There were little mistakes here and there, we didn't use possession well enough and so the game stays open.
"Then we scored a wonderful, wonderful goal at the end, a really good feeling."
And for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "The players gave us everything. Today we hung on a bit at the start of second half, but the last 25-30 minutes we pressed them and pushed them back. I'm disappointed with conceding from a corner and with the last kick - but very many positives.
"I felt in the second half we performed really well against a good team and at a difficult place. We didn't have quality with our finishing or last pass. Fred was absolutely top and David de Gea. As a team we worked together as a unit."