Liverpool wrap up a superb 5-0 victory over Manchester United after a masterclass from Salah, who scored a hat-trick. Liverpool led 4 0 at the break, after early goals from Keita and Jota, before a Salah brace made it comfortable for the visitors just before the half-time whistle.
The visitors got the second period off to an excellent start, with Henderson feeding Salah in behind and he wrapped up his hat-trick, to grab a fifth of the game in 50 minutes. It then went from bad to worse for United as Pogba was shown a straight red card on the hour mark for a terrible challenge on Keita.
United did have a few chances to pull a goal back, with Ronaldo seeing an effort ruled out by VAR for offside and Cavani hitting the crossbar, but Liverpool saw the game out.
Liverpool had an early lead just 5 minutes past kick-off. They dominated the game the whole match, 64% possession and taking 19 shots towards the goal. United had no response to their dominance except the few chances on target without any goal.
Keita scored the first goal for Liverpool in the opening minutes of the game. Firmino fired the ball into the path of Salah in behind the United defense, who got away from Maguire and he raced forward, before laying it to Keita to his right and he then only had De Gea to beat. The midfielder coolly slotted the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.
Jota the regular scorer for Liverpool was on the score sheet too. It came from a huge mistake at the back by Maguire and Shaw, who didn’t communicate and both of them went for the ball, but both ended up missing it. Keita picked it up on the edge of the box, who played it out to Alexander-Arnold to the right, who drilled a low cross into the six-yard box and Jota was there at the far post to slide in and fire it into the back of the net.
United were once again all over the place at the back and Liverpool made it look easy. Firmino and Salah played a quick one-two before Salah played it off to Jota, who sent it back to him, but his shot was blocked. The rebound then fell to Keita to the right, who sent a cross into the box and Salah got on the end of it and fired it past De Gea.
Liverpool scored the 4th goal with Firmino turning well on the edge of the penalty area before Robertson flicked it to Jota and he found Salah out to the right. Salah then slides the ball into the bottom right corner of the net, out of the reach of De Gea.
Salah completed his hattrick as soon as the second half started. At the 50th minute, Pogba lost the ball in midfield and Henderson played a superb ball in behind for Salah to sprint onto the end of and he then poked it past De Gea and into the back of the net. Salah never looked like missing.
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