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Liverpool are the first team to score eight goals against Manchester United in a Premier League season

Liverpool moved top of the Premier League as they outclassed Manchester United at Anfield and dented the visitors’ hopes of a top-four finish.

Liverpool, who started a point behind Manchester City, led when Luis Diaz stroked in Mohamed Salah’s low cross.

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The home side continued to dominate and Salah slotted in a deserved second from Sadio Mane’s reverse pass.

United showed slight improvement before Mane swept in a third and Salah’s deflected effort sealed a routine win.

After their 5-0 win at Old Trafford in October, Liverpool are the first club to score at least eight Premier League goals against United in a single season.

The victory moves Jurgen Klopp’s side two points clear of defending champions City, who have seven matches left to play and can regain top spot when they face Brighton on Wednesday.

United, who could have moved level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham, remain sixth. On Saturday, the Red Devils go to fifth-placed Arsenal.

More to follow.

Liverpool’s Luis Diaz opened the scoring with his third Premier League goal since joining from Porto for £37.5m in January

Line-ups

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

66Alexander-Arnold32Matip4van Dijk26Robertson

14Henderson3Fabinho6Thiago Alcántara

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 32Matip
  • 4van Dijk
  • 26Robertson
  • 14Henderson
  • 3Fabinho

    Substituted forMilnerat 86’minutes

  • 6Thiago Alcántara

    Substituted forKeïtaat 80’minutesBooked at 86mins

  • 11Salah
  • 10Mané
  • 23Díaz

    Substituted forJotaat 70’minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Konaté
  • 7Milner
  • 8Keïta
  • 12Gomez
  • 17Jones
  • 20Jota
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 27Origi
  • 62Kelleher

Man Utd

Formation 3-4-2-1

29Wan-Bissaka6Pogba31Matic20Dalot

18Bruno Fernandes36Elanga

  • 1de Gea
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 4Jones

    Substituted forSanchoat 45’minutes

  • 5Maguire
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 6Pogba

    Substituted forLingardat 10’minutes

  • 31Matic
  • 20Dalot
  • 18Bruno FernandesBooked at 89mins
  • 36Elanga

    Substituted forMejbriat 84’minutesBooked at 88mins

  • 10Rashford

Substitutes

  • 3Bailly
  • 8Mata
  • 14Lingard
  • 25Sancho
  • 26Henderson
  • 27Telles
  • 39McTominay
  • 46Mejbri
  • 75Garnacho Ferreyra

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Liverpool 4, Manchester United 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Liverpool 4, Manchester United 0.

  3. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Diogo Dalot.

  4. Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross following a corner.

  5. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

  6. Naby Keïta (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Foul by Hannibal Mejbri (Manchester United).

  8. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Foul by Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United).

  11. Hannibal Mejbri (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Attempt blocked. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Robertson.

  13. Substitution, Liverpool. James Milner replaces Fabinho.

  14. Naby Keïta (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Goal! Liverpool 4, Manchester United 0. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diogo Jota with a through ball.

  16. Substitution, Manchester United. Hannibal Mejbri replaces Anthony Elanga.

  17. Offside, Manchester United. Nemanja Matic tries a through ball, but Marcus Rashford is caught offside.

  18. Attempt missed. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross following a corner.

  19. Substitution, Liverpool. Naby Keïta replaces Thiago.

  20. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Diogo Dalot.

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