Liverpool secured a well deserved 2-0 win over Manchester United during their Premier League game at Anfield after Mohamed Salah’s late strike allowed the hosts to overcome a nervy ending.
Liverpool – as we’ve come to expect – started brightly and quickly took the lead when Van Dijk steered Alexander-Arnold’s corner beyond De Gear.
From there, the hosts should have added to their lead but squandered numerous chances, while Wijnaldum and Firmino also had goals ruled out.
United mustered little in response but could have equalised through Pereira’s desperate lunge at the back post.
The second half initially followed a similar pattern as Liverpool wasted plenty of opportunities to add to their lead, but United steadily grew into the game.
Martial wastefully blasted over when clean through and Greenwood almost connected with a cross to equalise, but the away side couldn’t find an equaliser and Salah wrapped up the contest with a late breakaway goal – earning Liverpool a 2-0 lead and yet another win.
The result send Liverpool 16 points clear at the top as their unbeaten march to the title continues.
As for United; they remain in fifth and will rue a missed opportunity to take advantage of both Chelsea and Leicester falling to defeats above them.