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Premier League 2018-19: 5 things we learned as Shaqiri propels Liverpool to top spot with United victory

Liam Wraith
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17 Dec 2018, 02:56 IST

#4 This is a completely different Liverpool

Liverpool FC v Manchester United - Premier League
Liverpool FC v Manchester United - Premier League

Manchester United have had the better of Liverpool in recent years, thoroughly dominating this fierce rivalry. Jose Mourinho has also had a very good record when facing Liverpool over the last few years.

United were unbeaten in the last eight games against Liverpool in the league, and Mourinho was also unbeaten in his last six games at Anfield. The Reds hadn't beaten United since 2013, when Sturridge scored in a 1-0 victory.

However, the comfortable victory today showed that this is a completely different Liverpool side that Klopp has built. The Reds outclassed United and managed 36 attempts on goal whilst having most of the possession.

This was one of the most dominating performances in the fixture's history and it just shows how much this Liverpool team have improved.

It wasn't even Liverpool's strongest side, yet they still bossed the game. Milner, Gomez and Alexander-Arnold all missed the game, but it didn't look as though Klopp missed them too much with such a stellar performance from his men.

Liverpool now sit 1 point clear at the top of the table after this convincing victory, and 19 points clear of Mourinho and United.

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