“I don’t think Liverpool were at their utmost best in terms of actual possession,” says Jamie Carragher. The only little disappointment was that you only had half an hour to go up against ten men, so you’ll never get another chance.”
According to Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, Liverpool did not need to perform at their best, but their 5-0 demolition of Manchester United represented a pivotal day in the Premier League title battle.
United were totally humiliated and Liverpool did everything that was asked of them, picking apart their opponents with precision to secure the biggest win over their arch rivals at Old Trafford.
Mohamed Salah’s treble was the first scored by a Reds player on the ground since Fred Howe in a 5-2 win in November 1936, the club’s previous record win.
Overjoyed visiting fans sang songs celebrating the performance while also mocking United and Jurgen Klopp could not resist delivering his trademark triple fist-pump at the final whistle having initially appeared to think twice about pulling out the move on opposition territory.
Liverpool are already seven points clear of United after nine games and when asked if he could believe what he witnessed at Old Trafford, Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports: “No I can’t. I’m not trying to be clever here but I don’t think Liverpool were at their absolute best in terms of actual possessios