What a game, maybe not for the red half of Manchester, but it does look pretty damming for them at the moment.

Jose Mourinho is and has to admit now; his team are in a little bit of trouble; if you can call it his team. Fans are calling for the boot and in the majority agreement of the footballing world, the whole club needs an overhaul from top to bottom.

So let’s look at the game yesterday. A historic rivalry always gives a good game (apart from the last few at 0-0 of course) but none the less, usually pretty meaty and can sink your teeth into.

    • Liverpool
    • 13    Allison
    •    Clyne
    • 6 Lovren
    • 4 van Dijk
    • 26 Robertson
    • 10 Mane
    • 5 Wijnaldum
    • 3 Fabinho
    • 8 Keita
    • 9 Firmino
  • 11 Salah


    • 14 Henderson (s 84′)
    • 15 Sturridge
    • 18 Moreno
    • 20 Lallana
    • 22 Mignolet
    • 23 Shaqiri (s 70′)
  • 64 Camacho

Man Utd

    • 1 de Gea
    • 36 Darmian
    • 3 Bailly
    • 2 Lindelof
    • 18 Young
    • 20 Dalot 
    • 21 Ander Herrera
    • 31 Matic
    • 10 Rashford
    • 14 Lingard
  • 9 Lukaku 


    • 4 Jones
    • 6 Pogba
    • 8 Mata (s 85′)
    • 11 Martial (s 79′)
    • 22 Romero
    • 25 Valencia
  • 27 Fellaini (s 46′)



26 Shots off target

10 on target

13 corners

Manchester United:

4 shots off target

2 shots on target

2 corners

Goals 3 – 1

Liverpool will enjoy this victory, Manchester United now 19 points away from leaders Liverpool and 11 points away from Champions League Football next term; the only thing they can do is become a really good cup team and go on a run. It is possible but I do think some of the problems at Manchester United are beginning to mount.

Liverpool took the lead courtesy of Sadio Mane, with a breathtaking assist from Fabinho, Mane chested it and hit it on the volley through de Gea’s legs, Alisson made an error in a ball grab from a cross, ball spilt out of his hands, hit his knee and went into the path of Jesse Lingard to allow the visitors to level the scores before the break, but this was as close as Manchester United game to scoring throughout the remaining 60 minutes.

Liverpool changed it up in the second half, so did Manchester United going 4 at the back, this allowed Liverpool to have bundles of space on the left-hand-side and Andrew Robertson was running forward all game. Klopp at the 70th Minute brought on Shaqiri 2 minutes later, hit the back of the net from an attack from the left-hand side and again 10 minutes later scored another. Fantastic substitute and in all honesty Manchester United didn’t look like scoring; apart from maybe a gift from Liverpool.

This is the worst points total for United at this stage of a season for 26 years – worse than anything that happened under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.


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