An absolutely relentless Liverpool display saw them overcome arch-rivals Manchester United with a historic seven-goal haul at Anfield on Sunday.
United made six change from their FA Cup win against West Ham.
Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Casemiro, Fred and Marcus Rashford came in as Erik ten Hag reverted to the same side that won last weekend’s Carabao Cup final.
Victor Lindelof missed the trip to Anfield with a minor injury.
Before kick-off a plane flew over Anfield calling for Liverpool’s owners, the Fenway Sports Group, to sell up.
“FSG out, Klopp in – enough is enough” read the banner trailing the plane.
Play got off to a high-tempo start in Merseyside, where Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson prevented countryman Antony scoring a low left-footed curler in the ninth minute.
Marcus Rashford was left in a heap by Andy Robertson’s barge into the advertising hoarding but was able to continue, with Mohamed Salah curling off target soon after.
Liverpool were edging proceedings but struggling to create clear-cut chances.
Lisandro Martinez got back to a block a shot from Robertson, with the United centre-back making a huge intervention to prevent Darwin Nunez reaching a cross on the edge of the six-yard box soon after.
Home fans raged after nothing was given for Martinez catching Salah in the face – frustration United nearly compounded.
First Dalot’s deep cross to the far post was met by a diving header across the face of goal by Bruno Fernandes, with Rashford aiming a first-time shot at Alisson soon after.
A tense first half between Liverpool and United looked set to end goalless, only for the hosts to make it 1-0 in the 43rd minute.
Robertson’s excellent pass found former United target Gakpo, who cut inside and fired home a lovely low strike.
The opener came just moments after United midfielder Casemiro had a header ruled out for offside.
Liverpool enjoyed a dream start to the second half, making it 2-0 within 90 seconds of the restart.
Sloppy United failed to cut the ball out and Elliott ended up powering in a cross that Darwin Nunez glanced home.
United’s day went from bad to worse in the 50th minute as Liverpool made it 3-0.
A Bruno Fernandes pass was cut out and the Reds broke, with Salah sent racing down the right. The Egyptian capitalised on a Martinez slip and passed in for Gakpo to clip the ball over David De Gea.
Alisson got lucky after a poor touch in the box but soon United were breathing a sigh of relief at the other end as Robertson struck into the Kop when well placed.
Liverpool were on top and Gakpo saw a shot deflect behind for a corner, which Ibrahima Konate headed narrowly wide as the visitors continued to rock.
Martinez and substitute Scott McTominay were booked for fouls on Gakpo, but for all that fight by United they were lacking quality and composure on the ball.
United lost possession from their own corner in the 66th minute and Liverpool broke. Nunez’s original through ball was cut out but it came back for him to prod through and Salah slammed home off the underside of the bar.
United had lost their composure and confidence, falling 5-0 behind in the 75th minute.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson crossed in after an initial free-kick was cleared, with Nunez heading home his second of the day.
Salah made it 6-0 in the 84th minute, moving clear of Robbie Fowler onto a club record 129 Premier League goals.
Liverpool piled on the humiliation in the 88th minute as Roberto Firmino, who is set to leave at the end of the season, got in on the act.
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