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Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Jota, Firmino. Subs: Mane, Gomez, Adrian, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi, Matip.
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Manchester United: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Ronaldo. Subs: Bailly, Pogba, Lingard, Dalot, Cavani, Sancho, Henderson, Matic, van de Beek.
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For Manchester United, the motive is to stay in the title race today. For Liverpool, it is to get back within a point of early leaders Chelsea. For both, to say there is pride at stake is an understatement.
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Anthony Taylor is the referee for this fixture -- an experienced man for the biggest of occasions.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this clash between the two most successful clubs in the history of English football as Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford.
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Off we go! Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford. The Premier League's most prestigious fixture is underway.
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The first opportunity of the game goes the way of Manchester United. Konate gives possession away and the Red Devils look to break. Ronaldo is involved in the build-up and then Fernandes gets the shot away, but he fires off target!
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GOAL, LIVERPOOL, KEITA! 0-1: United are punished for not taking their opportunity. Firmino passes to Salah, who finds Keita in space. Shaw can't get there in time and Keita slots home calmly!
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United look vulnerable in behind in the early minutes. No doubt, the magnificent Mo Salah will be smelling blood.
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Rashford goes for goal from long range, but fires only just wide of the target.
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GOAL, LIVERPOOL, JOTA! 0-2: Robertson finds Keita, who passes to Alexander-Arnold. The right-back whips the ball into the danger area, where Jota is only just inside and finishes on the stretch! Liverpool double their lead.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been under pressure from Manchester United fans recently. The Athletic reported that he has 'credit in the bank' with the United board, but a performance like this can't help.
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Manchester United are at sixes and sevens as they nearly play themselves into trouble in their own area again.
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United keep possession for a while. The crowd urges them to make something at it. Shaw flashes a shot at goal from long range, but his long-range strike fizzes wide.
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Milner seems to have hurt himself by falling awkwardly. Jurgen Klopp passes instructions on to his captain, Jordan Henderson. Curtis Jones looks set to come on.
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Indeed, Jones comes on in place of Milner.
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Greenwood has a go at goal from the edge of the box, but Alisson tips behind for a corner.
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Liverpool get up the other end and Henderson has a chance from distance. Behind for a corner. Alexander-Arnold's delivery is only partially cleared. Keita fizzes wide and behind.
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Rashford's back-pass is intercepted by Salah, who is in. De Gea does well to close down the angle and block his shot at the near post.
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Alexander-Arnold looks to pick out Jota with a cross from deep, but the Portugal international can't quite turn that goalwards on the stretch.
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Shaw has a shot at goal, but he's under pressure and the angle is almost impossible. Well off target.
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Rashford is played in behind and tries to immediately fire past Alisson. Perhaps he should have taken more time to control the ball. That's comfortably saved.
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GOAL, LIVERPOOL, SALAH! 0-3: Keita sets up Salah with a ball in from the right and he strokes home!
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Ronaldo gets in behind the defence, but the flag goes up for offside. He's been anonymous up until this point. United's defence has been awful, but it's not only the defenders who are to blame.
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HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-4 LIVERPOOL. A brace from Salah and goals from Keita and Jota mean United are booed off at Old Trafford. Liverpool lead by four -- yes, four -- goals at the break.
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GOAL, LIVERPOOL, SALAH! 0-4: The ball is moved to Salah, who beats de Gea at the near post! It's all too easy for Liverpool.
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Ronaldo fouls Jones and then appears to kick out at him. He may have got the ball though but that looked like it may have been malicious. Yellow card is the verdict. He is perhaps a little fortunate it's nothing more.
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Into three minutes of stoppage time we go. Greenwood plays Ronaldo in but Alisson is out to smother him.
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Off we go for the start of the second half. Greenwood is off for Pogba. Fernandes picks up a yellow card immediately for a foul on Jones.
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GOAL, LIVERPOOL, SALAH! 0-5: Pogba loses possession and Salah is played in behind by Henderson. He then slots home into the bottom corner! Hat-trick! This is a walkover!
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Maguire chips over the top for Ronaldo, who appears to time his run perfectly. He cuts inside and strokes into the net, but a VAR check shows he was actually marginally offside!
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Maguire picks up a yellow card. Liverpool have a free-kick right on the edge of the area.
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Straight into the wall from Salah off the free-kick. Jones then wins a corner for the visitors.
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Pogba goes in high on Naby Keita. He's picked up a yellow card, but this is subject to a VAR check. It could yet be more.
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RED CARD, MANCHESTER UNITED, POGBA! The VAR check shows it was a red card and Pogba can have no complaints. He heads down the tunnel.
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On come Cavani and Dalot for Manchester United in place of Rashford and Fernandes.
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Oxlade-Chamberlain is on for Liverpool in place of Keita.
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Alexander-Arnold looks to set up a chance for Jota, but the latter can't quite get his first touch right.
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Alexander-Arnold is teed up on the edge of the box and unleashes a fierce swerving shot, which is brilliantly tipped behind by de Gea.
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Mane is on for Liverpool in place of Firmino.
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Liverpool are still in cruise control. Manchester United are simply chasing shadows, with Old Trafford emptying out and the Liverpool fans baying for more blood.
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Henderson's ball over the top finds Mane, whose shot is blocked. For the most part, Liverpool are still playing as if this were a kickabout.
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McTominay meets a free-kick at the far post and heads across goal. The ball is bundled against the post! Not sure if Cavani got a touch. Perhaps McTominay would have been better off going for goal himself!
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Wan-Bissaka goes into the book, picking up a yellow card.
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Into three minutes of stoppage time we go. Manchester United will surely just be hoping to be put out of their misery.
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Jones goes on a marauding run, but his shot at the end of it is blocked.
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FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-5 LIVERPOOL. Salah's hat-trick stole the show as Liverpool put their fiercest rivals to the sword. Where to from here for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, only time will tell. For Liverpool, surely, there is another title race in store.
Manchester United
Liverpool
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Goal Scorers
5
5' Keita Naby
14' Jota Diogo
38' Salah Mohamed
45' Salah Mohamed
50' Salah Mohamed
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Yellow Cards
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Red Cards
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Squad
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de Gea Quin...
Nilsson Lin...
Maguire Harry
Ronaldo Cri...
Rashford Ma...
Greenwood M...
Fred
Fernandes B...
Shaw Luke
Wan-Bissaka...
McTominay S...
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Alexander-A...
Becker Alisson
van Dijk Vi...
Konate Ibra...
Milner James
Keita Naby
Firmino Rob...
Salah Mohamed
Henderson J...
Jota Diogo
Robertson A...
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Reserves
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van de Beek...
Henderson Dean
Dalot Diogo
Sancho Jadon
Pogba Paul
Cavani Edinson
Matic Nemanja
Lingard Jesse
Bailly Eric
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Adrian
Gomez Joseph
Tsimikas Ko...
Jones Curtis
Matip Joel
Minamino Ta...
Oxlade-Cham...
Origi Divock
Mane Sadio