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Live BlogSEVEN-UP Updated: 18:39, 5 Mar 2023LIVERPOOL have battered Manchester United 7-0 after an incredible victory at Anfield! Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mo Salah all scored twice alongside a Roberto Firmino strike for the Reds. Liverpool flew out of the blocks in the second half to score SIX goals after the break to keep alive their top four hopes, and seriously dent United’s quadruple hopes. Result: Liverpool 7-0 Man Utd Liverpool team: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Elliott, Henderson, Salah, Nunez, Gakpo Man Utd team: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred, Antony, Fernandes, Rashford, Weghorst CASINO SPECIAL – BEST NEW CUSTOMER SIGN UP DEALS Stay up to date with all the latest from Anfield… Kostas Lianos3 minutes agoUpdated Premier League table Liverpool’s triumph has placed them in fifth place with just three points away from fourth-placed Tottenham. The Reds have a game in hand and have made a strong claim for the Champions League places. Manchester United’s dream of a Premier League title upset appears to be over as they remain third with nine points away from second-placed Manchester City and 14 away from leaders Arsenal. More below: Kostas Lianos7 minutes agoLiverpool vs Man Utd stats Liverpool dominated 60 per cent of possession against Manchester United. The Reds produced a total of 18 shots, eight of which were on target. United, on the other hand, experienced their worst ever Premier League defeat in Erik ten Hag’s darkest night as manager. The Red Devils registered eight shots, half of which were on target, More below: Kostas Lianos14 minutes agoFT: Liverpool 7-0 Man Utd Liverpool destroyed Manchester United in their Premier League derby at Anfield. The Reds opened the scoring just two minutes before half-time when Andy Robertson’s stunning through ball set Cody Gakpo up inside the area. The Merseysiders scored a second just two minutes into the second half when Harvey Elliot’s cross found Darwin Nunez’s header. Jurgen Klop’s men put it to bed just three minutes later when Mohamed Salah turned Lisandro Martinez inside out down the right and set Gakpo for his brace, which made it four goals in eight Premier League matches for the January signing. Liverpool made it four with Salah on 66 minutes when Nunez’s through ball was deflected by Scott McTominay and the Egypt international beat David de Gea one on one. The Reds’ fifth came just nine minutes later with another header by Nunez following a pinpoint cross by Jordan Henderson from the left. Salah then became Liverpool’s top Premier League goalscorer of all time on 83 minutes when Luke Shaw’s poor clearance deflected off Roberto Firmino and that set the star winger up. And Firmino made it seven just five minutes later when Salah completed his second assist with a pass from the right Credit: Reuters Credit: Getty Kostas Lianos20 minutes agoFT: Liverpool 7-0 Man Utd Peep! That’s full-time at Anfield!!! Kostas Lianos21 minutes ago90+3 Liverpool 7-0 Man Utd In case you missed it, Salah scored his 129th goal for Liverpool. That makes him the club’s highest ever Premier League goalscorer – a living legend! Kostas Lianos23 minutes ago90 Liverpool 7-0 Man Utd Three more minutes of stoppage time to go. Liverpool fans are going wild, while United supporters have left Anfield Kostas Lianos23 minutes ago88 Liverpool 7-0 Man Utd Manchester who…? Ten Hag’s men have fallen apart… Salah drives it from the left and finds Firmino who easily beats De Gea from a tight angle. Dalot should have cleared but he was positioned behind the line Kostas Lianos26 minutes ago88 Liverpool 7-0 Man Utd Goal! That’s seven by Firmino!!! Kostas Lianos27 minutes ago85 Liverpool 6-0 Man Utd Substitution And a change from Liverpool boss Klopp who brings on Jones for the amazing Elliott Kostas Lianos27 minutes ago85 Liverpool 6-0 Man Utd Substitution United boss Ten Hag makes another change with Elanga replacing Rashford, who had a poor performance Kostas Lianos28 minutes ago83 Liverpool 6-0 Man Utd Yellow card Liverpool star Salah gets booked for taking his shirt off while celebrating Kostas Lianos28 minutes ago83 Liverpool 6-0 Man Utd This is unbelievable! Liverpool can’t stop scoring! Elliott breaks inside the area from the right and finds Firmino, who is dispossessed by Shaw but his clearance bounces off the Brazilian. Salah gets the ball and hits the back of the net from close range! Kostas Lianos31 minutes ago83 Liverpool 6-0 Man Utd Goal! Salah makes it six for Liverpool!!! Kostas Lianos32 minutes ago78 Liverpool 5-0 Man Utd Substitution Liverpool boss Klopp makes four changes amid a stunning triumph. Bajcetic, Jota, Firmino and Milner come on for Henderson, Nunez, Gakpo and Fabinho Kostas Lianos33 minutes ago77 Liverpool 5-0 Man Utd Substitution United boss Ten Hag makes a double save looking to save whatever’s left. Malacia and Sabitzer come on for Martinez and Casemiro, who struggled Kostas Lianos36 minutes ago75 Liverpool 5-0 Man Utd Ladies and gentlemen, the real Liverpool has entered the conversation! Henderson picks the ball up down the left after a failed free-kick. The Reds’ captain delivers a pinpoint cross, Nunez gets the header with his back on goal and scores a fantastic goal in a stunning performance Credit: Getty Kostas Lianos39 minutes agoLiverpool 5-0 Man Utd Goal! Liverpool make it five with Nunez!!! Kostas Lianos39 minutes ago75 Liverpool 4-0 Man Utd Liverpool’s midfield trio has been absolutely stunning against United. Especially Elliott, who has been very comfortable, created plenty of counters and provided an assist Kostas Lianos40 minutes ago 73 Liverpool 4-0 Man Utd There was an incident earlier when Fernandes went down after a challenge with Konate. The Liverpool ace’s hand appeared to touch his United counterpart’s chest. Fernandes went down rather theatrically, but the referee correctly waived play on Kostas Lianos42 minutes ago73 Liverpool 4-0 Man Utd That is Salah’s 128th Premier League goal for Liverpool. That is as much as the legendary Robbie Fowler, what a fantastic milestone from the winger! Credit: PA Kostas Lianos44 minutes ago70 Liverpool 4-0 Man Utd Penalty shout United protesting for a penalty as Konate appears to touch the ball with his hand inside the area after a tackle. But the referee waives play on Kostas Lianos44 minutes ago68 Liverpool 4-0 Man Utd United should count their lucky stars there… Shaw appears to kick Nunez while he was on the ground, but there is no card from the referee Kostas Lianos45 minutes ago66 Liverpool 4-0 Man Utd Liverpool are absolutely destroying United at Anfield! The Reds break into another lethal counter with Nunez, who tries a through ball that is perfectly stopped by McTominay. The striker tries to find Salah and this time there is a terrible deflection on the United midfielder. The winger gets the ball inside the area and smacks it to the back of De Gea’s net Kostas Lianos48 minutes agoLiverpool 4-0 Man Utd Goal! Liverpool score again with Salah!!! Kostas Lianos49 minutes ago64 Liverpool 3-0 Man Utd Yellow card Ouch! Referee books United sub McTominay for a coming-together challenge with Gakpo. Ref is checking with VAR for a possible red as the midfielder’s tackle was quite dangerous. But the Scotland international avoids being sent off

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