Liverpool fans heap praise on star player following Manchester United demolition
It was a dominant display from Jurgen Klopp’s side. Luis Diaz opened the scoring inside the first five minutes, before Sadio Mane and a brace from Mohamed Salah secured the Reds a 4-0 victory.
All three forwards assisted the others for the goals, and had fans and pundits alike purring over the attacking trio, but particularly for Diaz.
The Colombian arrived at Anfield from Porto in January for a reported £40 million, and has started his Reds career in blistering style. Heaving scored three goals in his eight Premier League games so far, many are amazed at how quickly the 25-year-old has settled into the fabled Liverpool front three.
Full of trickery and pace, Diaz has injected something new into Klopp’s starting XI on the left-wing. Fans on Twitter have begun making serious comparisons to other greats of the game. Here are some of the best reactions.
Jurgen Klopp hails ‘top class’ LIverpool following Manchester United demolition
The Reds’ 4-0 win comes after their 5-0 win at Old Trafford in October. It means this is the biggest aggregate victory for either side in the history of one of English football’s greatest rivalries.
Liverpool are still on course for an unprecedented quadruple (winning Carabao Cup, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, and Premier League). Manager Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on his players after their 11th top-flight win in 12 games.
The German said in a post-match interview, as reported by the Daily Mail:
“It was a top class performance. I am not here to humiliate opponents. We did what we had to do. They played without their centre midfielders and when you are in a difficult situation like United before the game, Paul (Pogba) has to go off and it is not easy to play against us.”
“9-0, I am not interested in that. It is something for the supporters, if they want to celebrate. I know it will not last forever, they will strike back. Nothing to moan about. We don’t take these things for granted. If our counter-pressing was not as sensational as it was tonight, I think United could have had a much better game.”