Salah buoyant after ruthless Liverpool thrash United

24 October 2021 20:37:41 CET
Salah says Liverpool wanted to prove a point

Mohamed Salah says Liverpool wanted to prove their Premier League title credentials as they hammered Manchester United 5-0.

The Reds were dominant at Old Trafford and can now be backed to win the Premier League at 5/2.

Fast start sets the tone

Jurgen Klopp's men only needed five minutes to take the lead as Naby Keita took advantage of some sloppy defending to coolly roll past David de Gea.

Diogo Jota made it 2-0 after Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw collided to give Trent Alexander-Arnold the chance to cross to the unmarked Portuguese.

We need to win the Premier League and hopefully we go for that.

Mohamed Salah

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The natives then became restless as Liverpool dominated thereafter with Salah's sizzling form continuing. He scored twice inside the box before half-time and then completed his hat-trick on 49 minutes after being played through by a brilliant Jordan Henderson ball.

Those goals mean Salah has now netted 14 in his last 10 competitive fixtures.

Not United's day

VAR then made United's day worse after Cristiano Ronaldo's goal was ruled out after being adjudged to be offside before substitute Paul Pogba was shown a straight red card following a poor challenge on Keita.

After the game, Salah hailed his team's display and said they were focused on scoring as many as possible and making a statment.

"We know what it takes to win the Premier League, we did it two years ago. A big win here but still only three points," he told Sky Sports. "We try to win each game and try to win the title. We need to play to win everything. From our heads from pre-season, we need to win the Premier League and hopefully we go for that.

"After half-time we were talking in the dressing room to just keep going and score as many as we could."

The Reds are now second in the Premier League table, one point behind leaders Chelsea with Manchester City a point behind Liverpool in third.

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