Jurgen Klopp’s side thumped rivals Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield on Sunday – as Mohamed Salah became Liverpool’s record scorer in the Premier League with 130 goals.
Sunday was a good day to be a Liverpool supporter.
Jurgen Klopp’s side hammered Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield thanks to braces from Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo. Roberto Firmino also scored to cap off a wonderful result for the Reds, which has reignited their top-four chances. Liverpool are now just three points behind Tottenham in fourth with a game in hand.
Much of the post-match reaction has focused on United’s capitulation, as Erik ten Hag’s side conceded six second-half goals to hand their bitter rivals a record victory. Yet not all the headlines have been about the Manchester club, as these few will prove.
Salah reacts to record
Salah broke TWO records on Sunday thanks to his brilliant brace.
The Egyptian is now Liverpool’s leading scorer in the Premier League with 130 goals – boasting two more strikes than Robbie Fowler. He has also become their leading scorer against United in the competition – surpassing Steven Gerrard’s tally of eight.
Salah was asked what it meant to be Liverpool’s record Premier League scorer at full-time. “It’s very special, I can’t lie,” he answered.
This record was in my mind since I came here, I think after my first year I was always chasing that record, so to break it today, against United, with that result, was unbelievable. So I’m going home to celebrate with the family, have a camomile tea and sleep!”
Salah was aware of both records before Sunday’s fixture. The former Chelsea star insisted he wanted to become Liverpool’s record Premier League scorer ahead of the game – claiming their was “extra motivation” to do it against their fierce rivals.
Klopp refuses fist pumps
Klopp’s fists remained very much unpumped after Sunday’s game – despite the Kop urging him to produce his trademark celebration.
The German usually punches the sky three times after big victories and it seemed as if he would do the same after his team’s latest triumph. Klopp made his way to the Kop to thank the fans for their support, but surprised them by refusing to do his fist pumps.
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Souness has the last laugh
Graeme Souness was not happy before Sunday’s game when Gary Neville and Roy Keane laughed at his pre-match prediction, which was later proved right.
Souness said, “I think where Liverpool are right now, this game comes at the perfect time. What an opportunity to put a marker down.”
Souness went on to say, “I fully expect them to turn up today. And it’s a long time, Kelly [Cates, Sky Sports presenter], since I’ve been as confident about a Liverpool win against United as I am today. I just feel they’re going to turn up today. I think they’ll be bang up for it today. This is a difficult place for United to come.”
Neville and Keane responded by laughing… but they were not laughing at full-time.