All eyes are on Liverpool this season, and rightfully so courtesy of their insane surge towards the Premier League title. As reported by BBC and The Guardian, their journey hit yet another high as they were able to defeat Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield.
It didn’t take long for the Reds to take the lead with Virgil van Dijk nodding in the opener within 15 minutes of the game getting underway. Liverpool went on to have a goal controversially ruled out by VAR, allowing United to stay in the game.
The champions elect
As they pushed forward late into the second half, though, it was clear to see that they just didn’t have the necessary quality to make things happen. With just minutes remaining it was Mohamed Salah who got his team over the finish line with a nice counter attack finish following a lovely ball forward from Alisson.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was understandably elated as his side took another big step towards the Premier League title.
“It’s a big relief, I was really happy with 85-90% of the game, we were brilliant. We dominated the game, especially in the first half. The energy they put on the pitch was incredible.
“On a normal day we would have scored three times in the first half and in the second half until 65 minutes we should have been more clear.
“But then United have obvious quality, played a bit more football and we had to defend. There were little mistakes here and there, we didn’t use possession well enough and so the game stays open.
“Then we scored a wonderful, wonderful goal at the end, a really good feeling.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, on the other hand, understands that he has a whole lot of work to do at Old Trafford.
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“The players gave us everything. Today we hung on a bit at the start of second half, but the last 25-30 minutes we pressed them and pushed them back. I’m disappointed with conceding from a corner and with the last kick – but very many positives.
“I felt in the second half we performed really well against a good team and at a difficult place.
“We didn’t have quality with our finishing or last pass. Fred was absolutely top and David de Gea. As a team we worked together as a unit.”
Liverpool have now officially beaten every single team in the Premier League this season, and they are currently 30 points away from claiming the title. That sounds like quite a lot, but based on the kind of run they’ve been on, winning ten more league games doesn’t seem all too ridiculous.
It’s been one of the stories of the last ten years and it seems as if it’s going to keep on rolling. Jurgen Klopp has done an absolutely phenomenal job with this club, whereas on the flip side, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs time in order to build the kind of vision he wants for Manchester United Football Club.