Liverpool open 16-point lead after drubbing Manchester United 2-0

Liverpool open 16-point lead after drubbing Manchester United 2-0

- The Liverpool vs Man United Premier League clash ended in favour of the home team

- A goal each from Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah handed the Reds maximum points

- Jurgen Klopp's men remain unbeaten in the EPL this season after 22 matches

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Liverpool maintained their unbeaten status in the Premier League following a 2-0 win over Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

The Reds now have a 16-point lead at the top of the league table and, barring some miracle, look set to finish at the top of the table this season.

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Jurgen Klopp's men remain unbeaten in the English Premier League this season after 22 matches.

Dutchman Virgil van Dijk opened the scoring after out-jumping Harry Maguire to put his side forward in the 15th minute.

His goal came from a Trent Alexander-Arnold's corner kick which found the defender in the visitors' danger zone.

Roberto Firmino's stunning goal was chopped off in the 27th minute by the Video Assistant Referee after Van Dijk was found to have fouled David De Gea in the process.

Two minutes later, the Brazilian and Mohamed Salah combined to produce something superb for the hosts but their efforts went a bit off target.

Liverpool once again found the back of the net through Georginio Wijnaldum but VAR disallowed the goal - confirming the linesman's decision to flag Firmino offside.

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De Gea made an excellent save after stopping Sadio Mane from recording his name on the scores sheet after connecting with a good pass from Firmino moments before the end of the first half.

Both sides returned to the pitch for the second half and Mo Salah tried playing a fast one on their visitors but the final ball failed to find the back of the net.

A few minutes into the second half, United tried gaining momentum but they failed in all their attempts to put the ball behind the net - with Anthony Martial coming closest.

Salah finally got his name on the scores sheet after making a solo run before netting a 93rd-minute goal from Alisson's service.

The Reds have now won 21 of their last 22 matches this season.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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