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Lethal Liverpool smash Manchester United for seven in record win

Liverpool beat their arch-rivals 7–0, their biggest ever margin of victory in the match.

Liverpool brought the Manchester United bandwagon to a chilling halt as Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah all scored twice in a record 7-0 hammering at their arch-rivals to boost their Premier League top-four hopes at Anfield on Sunday.

A week after a resurgent United claimed their first trophy since 2017 by winning the League Cup and amid rumors of a title push, they were blown away on either side of half-time as Liverpool recorded their biggest-ever margin of victory in the game.

United looked slightly better for 43 minutes before Gakpo’s excellent finish to Liverpool’s first try on goal put the hosts ahead.

Within five minutes of the restart it was all over as a game was over with Nunez making it 2-0 with a header after a comical United defense before a lightning fast Liverpool counter-attack led by Salah ended with Gakpo finishing in style for 3- 0.

Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez celebrates after scoring the team’s fifth goal (Michael Regan/Getty Images)

With United in disarray, Salah got in the act with a clinical finish in the 66th minute and Nunez then headed past a helpless David De Gea in the 75th.

Salah then rubbed salt in United’s wounds with a close-range effort to score a record 129th Premier League goal for the club before Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score seven.

Liverpool had beaten United 4-0 at Anfield last April, but given the reversal of fortunes for the two clubs since that day, this result came as a big surprise.

United’s sobering defeat, described by Sky Sports pundit and their former defender Gary Neville as a “disgrace”, saw them finish third on 49 points and definitely out of the title race as they are 14 points behind leaders Arsenal.

Liverpool’s fourth win in five league matches lifted them above Newcastle United to fifth with 42 points, three points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth with a game in hand.

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Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo celebrates scoring their third goal with Darwin Nunez (Carl Recine/Reuters)