LIVERPOOL. Liverpool destroys Manchester United 7-0 with goals of C. Gakpo (43′), Darwin Núñez (47′), C. Gakpo (50′), Mohamed Salah (66′), Darwin Núñez (75′), Mohamed Salah (84′) and Roberto Firmino (88′). Liverpool took advantage of its better ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool on Sunday and it started at 4:30 pm local time. The referee was Andy Madley assisted by Adam Nunn and Harry Lennard. The 4th official was Chris Kavanagh. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 6 degrees Celsius or 42.78 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 83%.
Liverpool was in firm control of the ball 60% while Manchester United was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Liverpool was more pushing with 56 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Liverpool won the match.
Liverpool shot 18 times, 8 on target, 5 off target. Regarding the opposition, Manchester United shot 8 times, 4 on target, 3 off target.
Liverpool received 2 yellow cards (Fabinho and Mohamed Salah). On the opposite side, Manchester United received 3 yellow cards (Antony, Lisandro Martínez and Scott McTominay).
After this match, Liverpool will have 42 points to sit in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Manchester United will stay with 49 points to remain in the 3rd place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Liverpool will play away with Leicester City on the 13th of May with a 11-5 head to head in favor of Liverpool (3 draws).
Manchester United will host Wolverhampton Wanderers on the 13th of May with a 12-4 head to head stats in favor of Manchester United (4 draws).
Liverpool – Formation
Liverpool started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Jürgen Klopp decided to play with the following team: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold , Ibrahima Konaté , Virgil van Dijk , Andrew Robertson , Harvey Elliott , Fabinho , Jordan Henderson , Mohamed Salah , Cody Gakpo and Darwin Núñez .
The home team had on the bench: Fabio Carvalho, Diogo Jota, Caoimhin Kelleher, James Milner , Konstantinos Tsimikas, Stefan Bajčetić , Roberto Firmino , Curtis Jones and Joël Andre Job Matip.
Liverpool made 5 changes: Darwin Núñez for Diogo Jota (78′), C. Gakpo for Roberto Firmino (79′), Jordan Henderson for Stefan Bajcetic Maquieira (78′), Fabinho for James Milner (78′) and H. Elliott for Curtis Jones (86′).
Best player: Mohamed Salah
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Liverpool was Mohamed Salah.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 30 passes (70% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.
Manchester United – Formation
Manchester United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Erik ten Hag played with: David De Gea, Diogo Dalot , Raphaël Varane , Lisandro Martínez , Luke Shaw , Casemiro , Fred , Antony , Wout Weghorst , Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford .
These were the players on the bench: Tom Heaton, Tyrell Malacia, Anthony Elanga, Alejandro Garnacho , Jadon Sancho, Harry Maguire, Marcel Sabitzer , Scott McTominay and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Manchester United made 5 changes: Wout Weghorst for Alejandro Ferreyra (59′), Fred for Scott McTominay (59′), Lisandro Martínez for Tyrell Malacia (77′), Casemiro for Marcel Sabitzer (77′) and Marcus Rashford for Anthony Elanga (85′).
Best player: Casemiro
The player that probably impressed the most for Manchester United was Casemiro.
His rating iswith 29 passes (62% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.