Liverpool trounced Manchester United 7-0 tonight as Anfield roared on in amazement. Braces by each of the front three and a Bobby Firmino goal off the bench sealed a momentous victory in Premier League history. Here are player ratings from the encounter.

Alisson – 7

Surprisingly didn’t have much to do bar a couple of long range efforts. Antony’s curler early on was probably the best of the lot. He almost cost the side when he dallied on the ball and saw Fernandes nick it away from him. Needs to cut that out of his game. His distribution was weapon tonight, with his clip out wide to Robertson setting the fullback away in the lead up to the opener.

Alexander-Arnold 10

Lost Fernandes at the backpost early on and was lucky to see the header go wide. He didn’t put a foot wrong afterwards. Defended with determination and bite when he had to and attacked with vigour going the other way. Popped up in the number ten position a couple of times including late on when he clearly wanted an eighth.

Konaté – 10

Assured in everything he did. Strong in the air, quick off the ground and composed when he had to carry the ball out from the back. Unlucky to see his header from set piece flash just past the upright. Pocketed the in-form Rashford.

Van Dijk – 10

Rolls Royce. Gave the assistant referee some grief early on when calls didn’t go his way. Stroked the ball about, with his trademark diagonals setting off several attacks.

Robertson – 10

A contender for MOTM along with the front three. Full of energy as usual, but crucially added the end product that has been missing lately. He opened the game up with a brilliant pass inside Fred to set Gakpo away. Kept going till the end and was unlucky to see his right footed curler whistle past the post.

Fabinho – 10

Back to his best tonight. Won every second ball in midfield. Was front footed and when he did win the ball, was composed to pick a forward pass. This is the Fabinho we know and love. Lovely dink to set up the chance for Darwin’s first goal.

Elliott – 10

Perhaps a surprise selection ahead of Bajcetic but Harvey played his part in an epic victory. He worked his little socks off out of possession and provided incision when he got on the ball. He provided a really good foil for Salah and set up Darwin’s first of the night.

Henderson 10

Once again led the press with his intensity no doubt infectious for his teammates. Played on the left of midfield but was still as influential as ever. Lovely cross for Darwin’s second goal.

Salah 10

Was full of verve tonight as he twisted the United defence this way and that. He made history again tonight by becoming Liverpool’s topscorer in the history of the Premier League. Just wow. Loved the blasted finish past De Gea and the superb through ball for Bobby’s goal. The best bit was when he sent Martinez back to Argentina before slipping Gakpo through for his second. What a player!

Gakpo 10

Days after Firmino revealed he was leaving in the summer, his long term replacement truly announced himself with a performance for the ages. Opened the scoring with a sumptuous finish after cutting inside Varane. His second was equally delicious as he dinked past De Gea from the tightest of angles.

Darwin 10

Got in on the act with two clinical headers. The first from an Elliott cross and the second from a Henderson centre. He almost lost his head when he tried to swing at Luke Shaw after the fullback kneed him in the back.


Bajcetic – 8

Got involved straightaway, winning the ball back in midfield and picking forward passes to maintain the side’s momentum.

Milner – 7

On to solidify the middle of the park and did just that.

Jota – 6

Should have squared that late counter. Denied by Shaw when through on goal late on.

Firmino – 9

The Kop was chanting for him before he even came on and he rewarded them with a goal. A tidy finish through the goalkeeper’s legs to make it 7. That was after an assist for Salah’s second when he deflected Shaw’s clearance into Mo’s path.

Jones – 7

Played the pass out wide to Salah that led to the seventh. Good to see him get some minutes.

Jürgen Klopp

Made the bold choice of dropping Bajcetic in favour of Elliott in midfield. It worked a treat as Harvey joined the attack at will to overwhelm the United backline. That was a big call and the manager got it absolutely spot on. 7-0 against Manchester United is a crazy result. What a day! What a performance! We have our Liverpool back ladies and gentlemen.



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