Erik Ten Hags side were humiliated in the clubs joint worst ever defeat as Manchester United saw their 11 game unbeaten streak come to a harsh ending in the hands of their biggest rivals. Liverpool’s 7-0 win eclipsed last years 4-0 victory over their greatest rivals.
The day will be remembered for many many years to come, even by United fans who had all almost left by the moment the full time whistle was blown.
At the beginning of the day it had been described as an even game, with Liverpool’s rough patch in form but the support of Anfield against United’s renaissance after they lifted their first trophy for 7 years only last week.
As former Old Trafford target Cody Gakpo finished off Andy Robertson’s exquisite pass two minutes before halftime, Liverpool gained control of what had been a tense encounter with Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford missing presentable chances.
The game still felt close at the half with a one-point lead, but that quickly changed. Harvey Elliott eventually stood up a cross for Nunez to head home from close range after Luke Shaw’s errant delivery. It was a significant occasion for the much criticized Uruguayan.
The third goal was created by Salah, who made Martinez look dumb on the flank before threading a pass through for Gakpo to once again finish well.
After Nunez’s breakaway goal, Salah added a goal of his own to make it four. The Egyptian scored on the counter-attack after the ball bounced in his direction. He blasted the ball high into David De Gea’s goal. United were stunned. Liverpool is only looking for more.
Nunez’s second game-winning header occurred in the fifth minute. Nunez and Gakpo immediately left the field together as the fans erupted in jubilation. However, the commotion persisted. After more shoddy United defense, Salah tapped in to set a new Premier League scoring record for Liverpool.
Firmino still had to seize his opportunity. The Brazilian had a warm welcome after it was revealed that he would be departing the team in the summer this week. He made the occasion even more memorable by scoring the seventh goal on one of the great Anfield nights.