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19:16 24 Jan 2021

Manchester United and Liverpool played out what feels like the first entertaining game between the two in about a decade on Sunday afternoon.

With 'Red Monday' still pinging around the collective footballing consciousness, the two teams contributed to a ding-dong match at Old Trafford, with United finishing 3-2 winners.

Mohamed Salah beat the United defence to claim a much-needed goal, dinking a lovely finish over Dean Henderson after great play from Roberto Firmino on 19 minutes.

Mason Greenwood got a sorely-needed goal of his own, finishing low to Alisson's right after being slid in by Marcus Rashford.

Just after the break, it was Greenwood's turn to lay on for Rashford, with United's number 10 finishing confidently.

United's lead in the match lasted just 11 minutes, with Salah catching out Dean Henderson to equalise.

Bruno Fernandes was brought on on 66 minutes, with Donny van de Beek starting in his place.

After Edinson Cavani was adjudged to have been brought down by Fabinho, Fernandes placed a venomous free-kick to Alisson's right, to put the game ultimately beyond Liverpool's reach.

It is a performance that United fans would have long been wanting, after a series of stalemates or those finishing comfortably in Liverpool's favour.

Naturally, social media was abuzz with gloating United fans, chief among whom was Gary Neville...

Manchester United through to FA Cup fifth round

Klopp on confidence

Jurgen Klopp had spoken about Liverpool's confidence going into the game.

"Of course we go again, there is no doubt about that. When things don't work out on the pitch as we want them to work out, then there is an issue," Klopp said.

"The issue is the things I tell the boys, I didn't say it clear enough. I have to change the way I tell the boys.

"Confidence is something not naturally given. You have to build confidence. That's why we have to mention the word but it is not disappeared. We have to work. That is what you do."


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