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'We honestly didn’t': Senior player delivers surprise verdict on Liverpool's performance at Old Trafford

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An unnamed senior Liverpool player has shockingly told The Athletic that the Reds did not play well against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men, at least for us, looked sensational. Liverpool scored four past David de Gea before half-time and netted their fifth just four minutes after the break.

If they really wanted to, the Reds could’ve easily smashed five more against United, who were awful on the day.

However, a senior Liverpool player has criticised his side’s performance in the 5-0 win.


Senior Liverpool player: We didn’t play well against Manchester United

The unnamed player said: “Obviously, the mood was good and everyone enjoyed the moment but we honestly didn’t get too excited.

“Delight with the result was mixed with a feeling that we didn’t actually play as well as we should and there are things to put right. We didn’t control it as much as we wanted, even in the first half, but we were just really clinical.

“Everything Mo (Salah) is touching is turning to gold at the minute but as an overall team performance, we all knew we could have done better. It was just three points and we move on. Just like we did after putting five past Watford. No one is spending time dwelling on Sunday.”

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High standards

Most footballers in the world would be more than delighted following a 5-0 win at the home of their biggest rivals. However, the standards at Liverpool seem to be a lot higher, which explains why they’re as good as they are.

Klopp’s men, apart from the injury-hit 2020/21 campaign, have been on another level compared to most other sides in the world over the last three years. They’re arguably even better now, which is a scary thought for their rivals.

The Reds are unbeaten in all competitions and Mo Salah looks like he’ll score 50 goals this season. If the Egyptian manages to do that, Liverpool will be the favourites to win every competition they’re currently in.

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