Firmino brace led Liverpool to beat Manchester United by 4-2, rise on 5th place

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Premier League 2021 Liverpool vs Manchester United Highlights – Liverpool managed to win a crucial victory in the 34th EPL postponed match. Challenging Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Reds managed to win 4-2.

Manchester United took the lead through Bruno Fernandes’ goal , but Liverpool reversed the position to 2-1 at the end of the first half thanks to goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino . Roberto Firmino scored Liverpool’s third goal, and United narrowed the gap through Marcus Rashford , before Mohamed Salah locked in the Reds’ victory.premier league 2021 liverpool vs manchester united highlights

This duel at Old Trafford was fierce from the start. Both MU and Liverpool have stepped on the gas since the referee blew the whistle to mark the start of the match.

In the fifth minute, Liverpool almost conceded due to Alisson’s blunder while making a backpass, fortunately Cavani did not control the ball well so his shot went wide of the net.

Premier League 2021 Liverpool vs Manchester United Highlights

Liverpool goalkeeper collapsed in the 10th minute. Starting from a curling shot from Bruno Fernandes, the ball hit Nats Phillips’ leg and the ball turned towards Alisson’s goal. The score changed 1-0 for the host’s advantage.

Behind 1-0 to make Liverpool try to increase the intensity of their game. However, the Reds have difficulty getting out of the pressure of the host camp.

In the 26th minute, referee Anthony Taylor awarded Liverpool a penalty after Eric Bailly was accused of bringing down Nat Phillips in the penalty box. However, after VAR rechecked, Bailly hit the ball first so that the penalty was canceled.

Premier League 2021 Liverpool vs Manchester United Highlights

In the 32nd minute, Liverpool almost equalized. Through a counter-attack scheme, Diogo Jota fired a measured shot at MU’s goal but Dean Henderson managed to deny that opportunity.

But Liverpool’s efforts paid off one minute later. Starting from chaos in front of the MU goal, Nats Phillips tried to open a shot and then Jota forwarded the ball to the MU goal. Score back to draw 1-1.

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After scoring a goal, Liverpool changed the course of the match. They controlled possession of the ball and bombarded the MU defense line.

Premier League 2021 Liverpool vs Manchester United Highlights

During injury time, Manchester United’s goal was again broken. Starting from Alexander-Arnold’s free kick, Roberto Firmino escaped Paul Pogba’s control and headed the ball into the MU goal. Score 2-1 lasted for Liverpool’s advantage.

Second round

After just one minute of the second half, the Manchester United goal was broken again. Starting from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s shot, the ball was successfully held by Henderson. However, the ball vomited by Firmino, so that Liverpool won 3-1 over the host.

Firmino’s second goal made Liverpool even more excited to attack. Diogo Jota almost made it 4-1 in the 58th minute if his shot didn’t hit the post.

Premier League 2021 Liverpool vs Manchester United Highlights

Continuously pressed, Solskjaer made substitutions on 62 minutes. Fred was pulled out and replaced by Mason Greenwood.

On 67 minutes Manchester United managed to reduce the position. Getting a through ball from Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford managed to break into Alisson’s goal with a low shot into the bottom left corner of the goal. Score to be 2-3 is still for the superiority of the visitors.

Two minutes later Manchester United nearly equalized to 3-3 with a Mason Greenwood strike but the ball is stopped at the mouth of the goal by Nats Phillips.

Premier League 2021 Liverpool vs Manchester United Highlights

Seeing that MU began to press, Klopp made two substitutions. Georginio Wijnaldum and Diogo Jota were withdrawn and replaced by Curtis Jones and Sadio Mane on 73 minutes.

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Cool pressing and attacking, the Manchester United goal collapsed again in the 88th minute. Starting from a counter-attack scheme, Mohamed Salah faced one on one with Dean Henderson and without difficulty completing the opportunity to become a goal. The score changed to 4-2 for Liverpool’s advantage and lasted until the referee blew the whistle to signal the end of the match.

Premier League 2021 Liverpool vs Manchester United Highlights

Thanks to this victory, Liverpool moved up to 5th place with 60 points, four points behind fourth. While MU stuck in second place.

The composition of the players of the two teams

Manchester United (4-2-3-1) : Henderson; Shaw, Bailly (Matic 83 ‘), Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Fred (Greenwood 63 ‘); Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani

Liverpool (4-3-3) : Alisson; Robertson, Williams, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum (Jones 74 ‘), Fabinho, Alcantara; Jota (Mane 74 ‘), Firmino, Salah (Williams 90’)

Premier League 2021 Liverpool vs Manchester United Highlights

Match Statistics

Manchester United – Liverpool

Goals : 2-4

Total Shots : 18-17

Shots on Target : 3-8

Posession : 53% -47%

Fouls : 10-12

Offside : 1-1

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