Liverpool thrash Man United 3-1 to return to the summit of the league table

Liverpool thrash Man United 3-1 to return to the summit of the league table

- Jurgen Klopp's men remain unbeaten in the Premier League after sharing spoils with Man United at Anfield

- Sadio Mane opened scoring for the Reds earlier in the game but Jesse Lingard canceled the goal to mark his 26th birthday

- Super sub Xherdan Shaqiri came in and score a brace to power his side to a great win for the hosts

Liverpool maintained their unbeaten status in the Premier League following their 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Anfield.

Senegal international Sadio Mane opened scoring for the Reds just after 24 minutes of play after receiving a clinical over the shoulder pass from Fabinho.

The hosts continues to press forward for more goals through their attacking style of play but Jose Mourinho did well to resist their advances.

Jesse Lingard restored parity for the visitors in the 33rd minute after tapping into the net a poor save from Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker in his own 18-yard box.

United boss Mourinho took a bold decision after benching embattled Paul Pogba to give Lingard the chances to justify his inclusion, and he did by scoring to mark his 26th birthday.

Virgil van Dijk tried to put his side back in front in the 62nd minute but his thunderous shot was blocked by United defenders.

Barely 120 seconds after botched Liverpool's attempt, Andy Robertson stopped Maroune Fellaini from nodding his side ahead for the first time in the game.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp introduced Xherdan Shaqiri for Naby Keita in the 70th minute and just three minutes of coming on, the Swiss restored his side's lead in the 73rd minute.

Shaqiri increased his side's tally in the 81st minute after scoring a deflected goal to complete his double in the game.

In spite of going three goals up, Klopp's men never gave up their attacking football as they continued to press for more goals but for David De gea who made some crucial saves for the club.

Mo Salah's long range shot in the added minutes of the meeing went a bit wide from the goal post but his side still enjoyed an impressive win at Anfield and return to the top of the EPL table.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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