Top of the table
Liverpool dominated the play throughout almost the entire match, but the biggest credit goes to Xherdan Shaqiri, who came on as a super sub. After the score was level on 1:1 at the end of the first half, the powerful winger helped Liverpool regain the lead in the second half and then went on to score another to give the Reds a cool 3-1 result over their arch-rivals.
As soon as Liverpool’s second goal went in, it was immediately all over for Manchester United. By the way Jurgen Klopp’s men were pressing with their high intensity, David de Gea can consider himself lucky he only conceded 3 goals, per providers of internet betting in UK.
When asked about his impressive performance that saw him come off the bench to score two goals against their biggest rivals, Shaqiri responded with humility emphasizing that his main satisfaction comes from helping the team.
“I saw a lot of opportunities when I came on… I was just perfect,” said the 27-year-old. “I came here to help the team; I’m very happy I can help on the pitch.”
Questions were even raised about his role as a substitute player, but the Swiss international dismissed the notion that he plays a limited role in the squad.
“I think I start a lot of games this season, I’m very happy at the moment. The coach can only select 11 players… when you achieve something, the whole 11 achieve something.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp also expressed his delight at beating Man United with a stunning performance that also took them to the top of the table once again.
“I’m just completely over the moon with the boys’ performance tonight,” commented the charismatic German. “The plan was to take the risk, be really brave. It (Manchester United) was a top class team, and it was just a fantastic performance.”
“We needed somebody that scores the goals, so we brought Shaqiri on. We didn’t let them out, they had their moments, but overall it was just great for us.”
Bet on Liverpool to win the Premier League
Liverpool have once again gone to the top of the table, after defeating the Man United in Sunday’s thriller. They remain the only undefeated side in top flight of English football, with their record standing at 14 wins, 3 draws and 0 losses, which gives them 45 points form 17 games played – 1 point above defending champions Man City.
Since the start of the 2018/19 campaign, Pep Guardiola’s side have been the favourites for the title 2/5 (1.40), while the Reds are still deemed underdogs with their chances being 9/4 (3.25). But we’re expecting online sportsbooks in UK to boost Liverpool’s odds of clinching the title pretty soon if they keep on delivering outstanding performances, so this is prime time to capitalize on the current odds.
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It would be a historic feat for Liverpool to beat Man City to the league crown, as it would be their first-ever Premier League triumph (they have never won the league in the modern format, since the inception of the Premier League in 1992.) The Reds last time won the championship in 1989/90, back while it used to be known as the First Division.