Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool did not need to be anywhere near their best during the 5-0 trashing of their historical rivals Manchester United. The ex-Liverpool defender believes that it was a big statement by the club in the title race. He believes that Liverpool picked apart their opponents with precision to secure their biggest victory at Old Trafford. Mohamed Salah scored a hattrick and became the first Liverpool player to do so at Old Trafford since Fred Howe in 1936.
“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 possession.” Jamie Carragher said about the manner in which Liverpool beat Manchester United. “Certainly throughout that first half, they gave Manchester United opportunities by losing the ball but whenever they made passes and got in and around United’s back four… that’s just a joke of a back four, the way it is playing.”
“It was just a mess, Keystone Cops kind of defending. But you can’t quite believe what you’ve seen. I was saying on commentary, I was saying almost drink this into the supporters watching it at home – it will never get better than that.” he added. “The one slight disappointment was that there was half an hour to go against 10 men so you’ll never get that opportunity again [to score more]. Manchester United and Liverpool are the biggest rivals perhaps in world football, two huge clubs in the North-west of England and I’ve huge respect for what both clubs have achieved, but you’re not going to get that opportunity too often.”
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