Liverpool rewrite record books in 7-0 thrashing of Man Utd
Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, and Mohamed Salah all scored twice as Liverpool shrugged off a season of frustration to thrash Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men set a new record margin of victory in the clash between English football’s two most successful clubs.
“It was one of the best performances for a long, long time. Everybody saw what the boys can be,” said Klopp. “The second half couldn’t start better. From that moment on we were flying and it was really difficult to play against us.”
Just a second defeat in 23 games in all competitions realistically ends United’s hopes of a first league title in a decade as they remain 14 points adrift of leaders Arsenal in third.
But there could be even more lasting damage from a record-equalling defeat for the club in a competitive game and the heaviest since 1931.
“The result is quite obvious. It is unprofessional,” said United manager Erik ten Hag.
“There are many things which make me angry. To concede so easy the goals is definitely one.”
Liverpool has had a terrible time in their season but they are moving up there now. The team had a really bad game at home in UCL against Real Madrid just a week ago. They actually started that game very well. Their new striker, Darwin Nunez scored one of the best goals I have seen in centuries of watching football. It was a backflip strike with a pass from Mo Salah.
A few minutes later, the Real Madrid goalie Thibaut Courtois, one of the best in the world just made a very bad mistake passing the ball over literally to Mo Salah right in his own box. You don’t have a chance with that with the scorer Salah is. 2-0 Liverpool in 14 minutes. Game over.
Not so fast. Thibaut Courtois actually used to play for my favorite team, Chelsea Football Club, who are giants on their own and are having problems this year. I know how good he is.
It was a riot for Real Madrid after that and they scored 5 goals winning the contest 5-2. It was funny when someone in the media asked Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool coach what he is going to do with the team in the second leg in Madrid. Klopp said they are going to surprise Real Madrid.
He was asked how he was going to do that. Klopp said they are just not going to show up in Madrid.
Today Klopp and Liverpool showed up to trounce Man U real bad and I was talking to my son and I told him maybe Liverpool has a chance to beat Real Madrid if they play like that. I told him I would love Liverpool to beat Real Madrid because those guys are very arrogant and should get beat up.
The boy asked me why I think Real Madrid is rude and arrogant. I told him it is because they have won that trophy more than any other team in the world. Then he told me they have a right to dismiss other teams who have never come close to them in Championship Trophies.
Well, that matter will be resolved this week on Wednesday in Madrid.