The Premier League is very much in a different league of its own and this night proves just that as two different teams go through different emotions as Man United humbles Liverpool.
For both teams, tonight’s result at Old Trafford, was a first for the season as Man United earn their first win of the season in a 2-1 victory, while Liverpool succumbs to their first defeat of the season.
What happened? How quick things can change so drastically for Liverpool that last season, they were being talked of for the quadruple, and now they are sincerely a doubt for a top 4 finish judging by how things stand.
It very much was the derby; one Liverpool of course didn’t take seriously but United, to the heart that they weren’t ready to let things slide, and if at all anything slide past them, it was rather a mere gift.
The Red Devils like a bat out of hell, raced into a an early lead with a Jadon Sancho goal that sat a 37 year old James Milner to the ground, and left Virgil van Dijk stiff at the goal post to only but watch helplessly as the goal went past a confused Alisson Becker.
Like the fall of last season, Liverpool again fell to the habit of conceding a goal first in their 7th consecutive Premier League game in a row.
But of course, it was nothing, they always found ways to come back in such situations, so when the teams returned for the second half, the expectations were of an equalizer.
But rather than an equalizer, the Red Devils found another way to extend their lead and close the game with a 2-0 lead, leaving whatever came next from Liverpool, only a consolation and a gift for Mohamed Salah.
Of course, the score was a just one. It was a just defeat to a Liverpool side that came into the game unsure of their identity or where they wanted to be or where they wanted to go.
Jurgen Klopp has no reason to complain about the game unless about Bruno Fernandes’ dives in the game.