Liverpool hit Manchester United five as Salah gets hat-trick

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Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring their side's third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on October 24, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images via CFP)
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring their side’s third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on October 24, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images via CFP)

Liverpool brushed Manchester United aside on Sunday with a one-sided display at Old Trafford to move back into second place, a point behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The in-form Mohamed Salah enjoyed yet another remarkable outing, scoring a hattrick and assisting one goal.

The Merseysiders opened the scoring in the 5th minute through Naby Keita, who latched on to a perfectly-weighted Salah pass to get the game going.

Diogo Jota converted a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross eight minutes later, as the Reds continued to dominate the game.

Salah got his first in the 38th minute before adding a second in first half stoppage time to ensure his side went into the break with a healthy lead.

The Egyptian completed his hattrick in the 50th minute, becoming the first player to score a Premier League hat-trick at Old Trafford.

Things got worse for the hosts as Paul Pogba, who was brought on at the start of the second half, was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Keita.

Manchester United have now gone four Premier League games without a win, their last victory coming against West Ham on September 19.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer labelled the result “the darkest day I have had leading these players.”

“We were not good enough individually and as a team, can’t give a team like Liverpool those chances but unfortunately we did,” he said

“The whole performance was not good enough. We created openings, they had chances and they have been clinical. The third goal decided the game.”

On his part, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his side were not interested in humiliating anyone.

“The results yes (perfect). Bruno Fernandes had a chance early on but we were incredibly clinical. We put them under pressure without high press and it was phenomenal. As the opponent you cannot gain confidence or momentum. We know the story of United this season, but 4-0 makes it tricky. 5-0, come on, control it and try to get through it. It was not about humiliating anybody,” he said.

Liverpool are now in second place on the Premier League standings with 21 points from nine games,

Manchester United on the other hand are seventh with 14 points from a similar number of matches.

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