A devastating attacking display from Liverpool saw Manchester United beaten 7-0 at Anfield

Written by on 6 March, 2023

Yesterday the 05th of March 2023, Liverpool FC achieved one of the most historic victories in their storied history, by thrashing their long-time rivals Manchester United by a score of 7-0. The result was a shock to many fans, who had anticipated a closely-fought contest between two of the most successful clubs in English football history.

Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah each scored twice, with Roberto Firmino adding a late seventh, as the Reds produced a remarkable performance to record their biggest-ever victory over their arch-rivals and reassert their burgeoning bid for a top-four finish.

Six of Jürgen Klopp’s side’s goals came during an irresistible second half after Gakpo had broken the deadlock two minutes before half-time.

Nunez and Gakpo made it 3-0 soon after the restart, with Salah smashing home his first in the 66th minute and Nunez then grabbing his second, prior to Salah overtaking Robbie Fowler as the club’s record Premier League goal scorer.

And there was still time for Firmino to squeeze in number seven at the end of an unforgettable afternoon at Anfield.

Former United captain Roy Keane says the senior players,

“didn’t show any leadership skills” and the team as a whole will be “ashamed of their performance”.

 

It is the first time the Red Devils have lost by seven goals in any competition since that loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers more than 90 years ago.

It means Salah has become Liverpool’s all-time top scorer in the Premier League, with 129 goals in six seasons.

“It’s very special, I can’t lie,” he told Sky Sports.

“This record was in my mind since I came here. After my first season I was always chasing the record.

“To get it today against United with that result is unbelievable. I’m going home to celebrate with the family. Chamomile tea and sleep.”

The previous record holder was Robbie Fowler, with 128.

 

 

 


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