‘Monumental score… everything about it was staggering’: Michael Owen on Liverpool beating Manchester United 7-02 min read
After watching his former aspect blow Manchester United out of the water with a 7-0 scoreline, Liverpool legend Michael Owen lauded the end result as a turning level for the under-performing membership’s season.
“They were pretty ruthless. The over-riding headline is that it’s seven goals. You almost have to see it to believe it. And this was a United team coming into the game with everyone raving about them. They were flying high, and there were question marks really by Liverpool’s name. If there was ever a turning point for Liverpool, to get everything back on track, then surely this is it,” Owen mentioned within the Premier League studio after the end result.
Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah all scored a brace whereas Roberto Firmino got here off the bench so as to add yet one more to that tally.
This was Liverpool’s largest aggressive win over United within the Premier League, surpassing the 7-1 win they’d within the second division, method again in October 1895.
Summing up how incredulous the end result was, he added: “Anyone that looks at the result will think there’s something wrong, or Manchester United went down to ten, or even nine men, but none of that is true. It’s a monumental score and performance from Liverpool, everything about it was staggering.”
The end result got here every week after United claimed their first trophy since 2017 by profitable the League Cup. The defeat left United in third place on 49 factors and certainly out of the title race. They are 14 factors off leaders Arsenal, who’ve performed a recreation extra.
Liverpool’s fourth win in 5 league matches lifted them above Newcastle United into fifth on 42 factors, three factors behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a recreation in hand.