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Liverpool rewrites record books as they thrash Manchester United 7-0




Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah all scored twice as Liverpool thrashed Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men set a new winning record in the clash between two of English football’s most successful clubs.

Just a second defeat in 23 games in all competitions virtually ended United’s hopes of a first league title in a decade as they lay 14 points behind third-placed Arsenal.

But the club’s heaviest defeat since 1931 could lead to even more lasting damage.

Liverpool are three points clear of fourth-placed Tottenham, with one game still in hand on Spurs.

Klopp’s side won the two league meetings between the teams last season by an aggregate score of 9-0, but this season the tables had turned.

A 2–1 victory over the Reds in August gave Erik ten Haag his first win as United boss and they started the day 10 points clear of Liverpool.

Liverpool look a shadow of the side that came close to an unprecedented quadruple trophies last season.

But after a 5-2 defeat at home to Real Madrid, they are back in the running for a place in next season’s Champions League thanks to a run of 13 points out of a possible 15 in the Premier League.

Ten Haag told his players to adapt to the hostile atmosphere at Anfield, where United have not won since 2016.

The visitors were forced to see an early onslaught, but still arguably had the better chances of the first half.

Bruno Fernandes fired inches wide and Marcus Rashford should have continued his blistering goalscoring form when he burst into the arms of Alisson.

Casemiro also saw a goal disallowed for offside, but Liverpool finally created a moment of quality in the final third to break the deadlock two minutes before the break.

Andy Robertson broke open the United defense to play in Gakpo, who cut inside and fired low into the far corner.

Ten Haag’s men were then blown away in the second period as Liverpool’s new-look front three finally clicked.

Núñez scored a penalty for Mella United after Harvey Elliott’s cross fell on the Uruguayan’s head.

Moments later, Gakpo scored his second with a delightful dunk over David de Gea at the end of a Lightning Liverpool counter-attack.

It could have been worse for United as Robertson and Ibrahima Konate saw efforts inch wide.

But Salah got the goal he deserved as he crashed Nunez’s through ball under the bar.

Núñez then headed in his second as he was left completely unmarked by Jordan Henderson’s cross.

Salah went on to become Liverpool’s all-time Premier League goalscorer with 129 after more embarrassing United defending with a simple tap.

Roberto Firmino will move on to pastures new at the end of the season, it was revealed this week.

But the Brazilian came off the bench to take the final call and finished with a remarkable seventh just two minutes from time.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and was auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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