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Liverpool dominate XI after historic triumph over Man United: Premier League team of the week

Liverpool dominate XI after historic triumph over Man United: Premier League team of the week

The latest Premier League weekend will be most notably remembered for Liverpool’s record-breaking victory of 7-0 over their rival Manchester United. Prior to this game, United had been performing better in the season, with a good chance of securing a top four spot, having already won the League Cup and making progress under their manager Erik ten Hag. Therefore, they were looking forward to the game at Anfield with optimism.

In contrast, Liverpool’s performance had been unpredictable with a strange pattern of three losses and one draw in their first four games of the year. They were also facing challenges to qualify for the next season’s Champions League. 

However, they managed to win three consecutive games prior to their match against United, indicating that they might have turned a corner.

The game at Anfield resulted in a remarkable 7-0 win for Liverpool and a poor performance from Manchester United. The way both teams react to this result could impact the rest of their season. 

Liverpool, who have climbed up to fifth place and are only three points behind an inconsistent Tottenham team in fourth, will aim to use this victory as a momentum boost. 

On the other hand, United will seek to recover quickly from this defeat and maintain their ambition to qualify for the Champions League.

Despite the focus being on the Anfield result, there were, in fact, nine other Premier League matches played over the weekend.

 The round kicked off at the Etihad Stadium, where Manchester City secured a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United. Although Newcastle’s form is deteriorating, Manchester City managed to maintain their chances of winning the title.

On Saturday afternoon, there were five matches played. The league leaders, Arsenal, made a remarkable comeback from being 2-0 down to secure a 3-2 victory over struggling Bournemouth in stoppage time. Chelsea secured a much-needed 1-0 win over Leeds, Brighton had a convincing 4-0 win over West Ham, Aston Villa managed a narrow 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace despite playing against ten men, and Wolves beat Tottenham 1-0.

In the late Saturday game, Southampton boosted their chances of avoiding relegation with a 1-0 win at home against Leicester City.

Sunday’s fixtures started with an exciting 2-2 draw between Nottingham Forest and Everton before Liverpool’s historic win over Manchester United at Anfield.

On Monday night, Brentford won 3-2 against their local rivals Fulham, and this victory helped them to continue their unbeaten streak for 12 matches. 

You can find the Premier League team of the week in the below.

GK: Jose Sa (Wolves):Wolves secured an impressive 1-0 victory against Tottenham, and during the game, the goalkeeper made an excellent save from Dejan Kulusevski and managed to keep a clean sheet.

RB: Kyle Walker (Manchester City): Used his pace and defensive skills to control his flank as City dealt with a potentially tricky Newcastle test to ease to a 2-0 win. 

CB: Wesley Fofana (Chelsea): Sidelined with long-term injury for much of his debut season, the French defender scored the vital goal to give Chelsea a desperately needed win over Leeds. Beyond the goal, Fofana was superb at the back. 

CB: Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool): The pick of the Liverpool defenders during an even first half against Manchester United, producing several key interceptions and clearances. The Frenchman then had a front row seat for the second-half destruction.

LB: Andy Robertson (Liverpool): Sensational from start to finish against United. Delivered the killer pass for Cody Gakpo to open the scoring – and thus open the floodgates – and dominated the left flank

CM: Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton): Scored Brighton’s opener from the penalty spot and set up Joel Veltman for the second in the 4-0 beating of West Ham. The Argentine World Cup winner bossed the midfield throughout.

CM: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City): Helped City control the midfield against Newcastle and popped up with a fine finish to score his side’s second goal. Such a good player.

RW: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): The Egyptian was at his devastating best against United. Scored twice, set up two more, and became Liverpool’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer. His 12 goals against United is more than any other Liverpool player in the history of this fixture. 

LW: Cody Gakpo (Liverpool): The Dutchman displayed exactly why Liverpool were so keen to get him in mid-season. Gakpo scored two excellent goals against United and looks to have very much found his feet in the Premier League. 

CF: Darwin Nunez (Liverpool): A proper striker’s performance from the Uruguayan, scoring two excellent headers to play a key role in Liverpool’s 7-0 humiliation of United. After much of a debut season where his finishing had let him down, Nunez is finally hitting his straps. It always lookedlike it would happen at some point.

Liverpool dominate XI after historic triumph over Man United: Premier League team of the week

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