Professional Liverpool performance produces 2-0 win over Manchester United
Manchester United’s unbeaten run against top four sides this season came to an end with a professional display from Liverpool. Goals from Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah saw Liverpool overcome United 2-0, extending Liverpool’s win streak to 13 within the Premier League.
Solskaer’s side had it all to do in order to get a result from this dominant Liverpool squad, Liverpool’s last draw coming against United back on the 20th October 2019. Since their draw at Old Trafford Klopp’s Reds had won 12 Premier League games back to back. United also came into the game without their in-form striker Marcus Rashford.
Liverpool started brightly with Van Dijk opening the scoring 14 minutes in. A Trent Alexander-Arnold cross meeting the Dutchman’s head, who towered above the United defence to convert the ball into the net.
"It's the £70m man against the £80m man and the man who was actually cheapest came out on top."
Virgil van Dijk rises above Harry Maguire to send Anfield wild!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 19, 2020
VAR drama came in the 24th minute with a Firmino goal being disallowed, VAR stating David De Gea was fouled before the goal was converted.
Klopp’s side withstood some Manchester United pressure in the second half before Mohamed Salah doubled Liverpool’s lead in the last minute of the game. Alisson sending a goal kick to Salah who was all alone on the half way line, the Egyptian then able to outpace the United defence and send the ball past De Gea with ease.
Alison ➡️Mo Salah. Goal.
— Justin Britton (@Justin_Britton) January 19, 2020
This result see’s Liverpool 16 points clear with a game in hand over second place Manchester City. Liverpool’s lead becoming more and more unreachable week by week. Manchester United remain in 5th and trail a Champion’s League spot by 5 points currently.
Liverpool’s last loss at Anfield in the Premier League came an outstanding 1,001 days ago.
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