Shaqiri came off the bench and took Liverpool to victory over Manchester United 3-1 that takes Liverpool to stay to the top of the Premier League.
Sunday,16 Dec at Anfield stadium Liverpool beat Manchester United 3 goal over 1.
Sadio Mane at 24th -minute got Fabinho’s perfect delivery pass which gave Liverpool’s first goal, At 33rd -minutes Liverpool’s goalkeeper Allison Beker made a dreadful error that gave a goal to Manchester United before the halftime when he fumbled Romelu Lukaku’s cross into the path of Jesse Lingard.
Mohamed Salah was quiet but Shaqiri stepped up in an impressive demonstration of the squad strength at Klopp’s disposal for Keita.
Shaqiri shook the ground and impress the spectators when he scored the second goal at 73rd minute and the third one at 80th minute for Liverpool.
Shaqiri’s introduction changed all that to make Liverpool still unbeaten in the league has 19 points over Manchester United.
Liverpool is currently in the sort of mood where they believe anything is possible and the signing of Shaqiri has added some contribution to their collection of match-winners.
Mourinho’s gameplan, predictably, was one of physical strength and containment that Liverpool was dealing with dismissively until Alisson’s blunder threw them off their stride.
The Old Trafford boss added further physical power in the shape of Fellaini at half-time but Liverpool was still.
Pogba was not even used, He was on the bench until the end of the match. Anthony Martial arrived when it was too late to save his team at the 82nd minute – while Liverpool’s coach Klopp brought on the maverick game-changer Shaqiri to make the difference.
Man of the match – Fabinho (Liverpool)
‘The strongest team won the game’ – what they said
Quoted by BBC Sport: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on BBC SPORT said: “The strongest team won, but they won in the period when they were not stronger than us.
“In first 20 minutes of the first half, there was a huge distance [between the teams]. They were better and stronger, they did everything better than us.
“But at the moment when the game was going down, Liverpool’s intensity was getting low, the centre-backs were shooting from 30-40 meters because they could not find spaces in a dangerous area.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to Sky Sports: “Over the moon about the performance. The way the boys played tonight was outstanding.
“We saw the line-up of United and their quality – how organized they were and they fight from the back. The plan was to be brave and chip the ball behind the lines.
“The first goal was if you could have drawn it would have been the goal. It’s so deserved. Top, top first-class team.”
All in all, The victory of Liverpool lead them to stay on the top of the premier league with 45points in 17 games with 30 goals. While Manchester United stayed in 6th place with 26 points in 17 games with 0 goal difference.
How are the following games scheduled?
As next, Liverpool will travel to Molineux to play with Wolves on Friday, 21 December (20:00 GMT), while Manchester United play away at Cardiff the following day (17:30).
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