Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool: Hattrick hero Salah demolishes Red Devils at Old Trafford

Premier League-Old Trafford Liverpool hat-trick scorer Mohamed Salah celebrates with the match ball
Premier League-Old Trafford Liverpool hat-trick scorer Mohamed Salah celebrates with the match ball

Liverpool picked up a 5-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League earlier today.

Goals from Naby Keita, Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah sealed a memorable away win for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Here at Anytime football, we look at the three major talking points from tonight’s contest.

Salah is undoubtedly the best player in the world right now

The Egyptian international is in the form of his life and he was unplayable once again at Old Trafford earlier today.

The Liverpool forward scored a sensational hat trick to guide his side to a remarkable away win.

Mohamed Salah has now scored in 10 consecutive matches and he’s also the first opposition player to score a hat trick at Old Trafford in Premier League history.

United need to part ways with Solskjaer

The Manchester United manager has had ample time and financial backing to get the Red Devils challenging once again but he has failed spectacularly.

The Red Devils are currently eight points adrift of the league leaders and they simply do not seem capable of challenging for the Premier League title this season.

Solskjaer got his tactics horribly wrong once again and his side crashed to an embarrassing defeat at home against their bitter rivals.

A club of Manchester United’s stature should be doing better and it remains to be seen whether the club hierarchy are willing to part ways with the Norwegian and bring in a better manager in the coming weeks.

Midfield injuries starting to mount for Liverpool

The Reds came into the game with the likes of Fabinho, Thiago and Harvey Elliott sidelined with an injury.

Despite the emphatic win, Jurgen Klopp will be thoroughly disappointed with two more injury blows at the centre of the park.

James Milner hurt himself early on in the first half and Naby Keita had to be stretchered off after a horror tackle from Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba which resulted in a red card.

With just Jordan Henderson, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain at their disposal, it remains to be seen whether the Reds decided to dip into the transfer market in January and strengthen their midfield.