During Manchester United’s 7-0 defeat at Anfield, Gary Neville was left fuming after Jamie Carragher mocked him on social media. The Reds handed Erik ten Hag’s side an astonishing thrashing on Sunday afternoon as Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah all helped themselves to braces, before Roberto Firmino added a seventh. It was an incredible second-half collapse from the Red Devils as they conceded six goals in 38 minutes.
Reacting to the remarkable scoreline on Sky Sports’ coverage, Neville said: “You might lose 2-0, you might lose 2-1, you might lose 3-0, but you DO NOT lose 7-0 here. You just don’t”. Poking fun, Carragher hilariously responded: “You do today”. An upset Neville then replied to his colleague’s jibe by simply saying: “Do one”.
During the second-half mauling, Carragher also shared a picture from the commentary gantry. It showed him grinning from ear to ear as a grumpy Neville looked on unimpressed. The result sees Liverpool move to within three points of fourth-place Tottenham with a game in hand.
Man Utd still hold a seven-point advantage over Jurgen Klopp’s men. But their slim hopes of a Premier League title charge were all but ended at Anfield as they now sit 14 points adrift of table toppers Arsenal. Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Bournemouth, before the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Real Madrid – which they trail 5-2 after a first-leg hammering.
Meanwhile, Man Utd host Real Betis in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie, before another home game against Southampton.
The match was a complete disaster for Manchester United, who were outplayed and outclassed by Liverpool. The Red Devils were unable to keep up with Liverpool’s pace and intensity, and their defense was repeatedly exposed by Liverpool’s attacking players.
Liverpool’s first goal came in the 9th minute when Cody Gakpo scored from close range after a cross from Mohamed Salah. The Reds doubled their lead just six minutes later when Darwin Nunez scored with a powerful header from a corner kick.
Manchester United tried to respond but were unable to create any clear-cut chances. Liverpool continued to dominate and added a third goal in the 35th minute when Mohamed Salah scored with a brilliant solo effort.
The second half was even worse for Manchester United as Liverpool scored four more goals. Darwin Nunez scored his second goal of the game in the 47th minute, before Mohamed Salah added his second goal in the 57th minute.
Roberto Firmino then scored two goals in quick succession in the 65th and 68th minutes to complete the rout.
The defeat was Manchester United’s worst in the Premier League era and left them with little hope of winning the title this season. The Red Devils have struggled for consistency this season and have been unable to keep up with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have been in excellent form in recent weeks and are now just three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with a game in hand. The Reds will be hoping to continue their good form and secure a top-four finish this season.
The defeat was also a blow for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks. Solskjaer has been criticized for his team selection and tactics, and many fans are calling for him to be replaced.
However, Solskjaer remains confident that he can turn things around and lead Manchester United to success this season. The Red Devils are still in contention for the Europa League and will be hoping to go all the way in the competition.
Overall, it was a day to forget for Manchester United and their fans. The defeat was humiliating and exposed the team’s weaknesses. Liverpool, on the other hand, will be delighted with their performance and will be hoping to build on it in the coming weeks.