Klopp: Liverpool ‘lucky in moments’ during ‘insane’ win over Man Utd

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Klopp: Liverpool ‘lucky in moments’ during ‘insane’ win over Man Utd

Jurgen Klopp admitted that his Liverpool side were “lucky” in some moments as they picked up an “insane” 5-0 victory over Manchester United.

The start to the game was open but took their chances as they went 2-0 ahead by the 14th minute.

Naby Keita and Diogo Jota got the goals with the help of some shocking defending from Man Utd.

set up Keita’s opener and he got two goals of his own before the break. He has now scored in ten consecutive games across all competitions. The in-form attacker completed his hat-trick shortly after the restart as he made it five.

Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal ruled out by VAR before Paul Pogba was sent off for a late challenge on Keita. This is Liverpool’s biggest ever win at Old Trafford and it moves them back up to second in the Premier League.

As reported by , Klopp said that this victory is “special” for his Liverpool team:

“What can I say? Did I expect that? No. What we did in the last third was insane. Pressing high, winning balls, scored wonderful goals. I told them at half-time to play better. We started incredibly well and stopped playing football. We controlled the game after the fifth, it was not about scoring more, just trying to get out without more injuries,” Klopp said.

“The result is insane, I asked if there was one like this in history and if there isn’t then it will take a while. The players put a nice piece in the book. It is special but we don’t celebrate like crazy, we have respect for the opponents. We were lucky in some moments, United are not in their best moment.

On injuries, Klopp added: “James Milner has a hamstring, he showed me something was not right. Naby Keita we have to see, a full throttle on the shin.”

On Salah: “The fifth goal, Mo was there to get the goals and he deals with the fuss that everyone makes around him. He enjoys his football and long, long, long, may it continue. I knew already (he wants to end his career here), I know the situation.

“Three points against a real opponent but you have to understand these games right. We got lost against Aston Villa and you have to learn off it. We smash Crystal Palace once and the results are not interesting. I analyse the games, we can play better football and have to concentrate more.

“5-0, I couldn’t be happier, it is exceptional. Absolutely outstanding.

“I have a few defeats in my mind which was not necessary but we won today so we drink beer on the way home.”

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Defiant Solskjaer will not ‘give up’ after his ‘darkest day’ as Man Utd boss

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Defiant Solskjaer will not ‘give up’ after his ‘darkest day’ as Man Utd boss

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that he will not “give up” despite their 5-0 defeat against Liverpool being his “darkest day”.

Man Utd went into this game after fighting back to beat Atalanta 3-2 in the Champions League group stages in midweek.

There was an end to end start to the game and Liverpool were clinical as they made the most of their openings.

Liverpool went two goals ahead thanks to finishes from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota. From there it got worse for Man Utd as Mohamed Salah added to their advantage before the break.

The in-form attacker scored a quickfire brace to make it 4-0 just before half time. He then completed his hat-trick in the 50th minute after being set up superbly on the counter-attack by Jordan Henderson.

Paul Pogba was brought on at half time but he was sent off with around half an hour to go. After an intervention from VAR, the midfielder was shown a straight red card for a poor challenge on Keita.

Liverpool did not extend their lead further late on as it finished 5-0.

As reported by , Solskjaer took responsibility after Man Utd’s performance was “not good enough” against Liverpool:

“It is not easy to say something apart from it is 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,” Solskjaer added.

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

Whose responsibility? “It is mine, that is it. The coaching staff are very, very good, brilliant. I choose the way we approach the game, we were not clinical enough and gave too much space and when you give good players space they score.

“We are at home, playing against Liverpool, we have gone here over the last two and half years and had a similar approach to high press but today they scored on their chances I think as Manchester United we should always try to stamp our authority on the game.

“That fourth goal is when you go into half time with having to score one every 15 minutes. I know these boys are capable of it. The fourth, that was probably game over.

“You can look at last season we lose to Spurs 6-1 this is worse, miles worse. This is miles worse for me as a Manchester lad. I’ve just got to say we have to get over this as quickly as we can.

“I have come too far, we have come too far as a group. We are too close to give up now.

“It is going to be a difficult one. The players will be low but there are loads of characters there.

“We know we are rock bottom, we can’t feel any worse than this. Let’s see where we take it.”

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