*Bumper* Post-Match Analysis: Liverpool 4-0 Manchester United

*Bumper* Post-Match Analysis: Liverpool 4-0 Manchester United
April 19, 2022 Andrew Beasley

 

Paul Tomkins, Andrew Beasley, Daniel Rhodes, Chris Rowland and other top TTT regulars will give their thoughts after the game, and we’ll have all the post-match statistics and videos too.

Post-Match Thoughts

Paul Tomkins

Two league games. Liverpool 9 (NINE), Manchester United 0.

Mo Salah 5 (FIVE), United’s entire squad: 0.

And remember, Liverpool stopped trying to score in both games around the 50-minute mark. (Okay, so they tried a bit towards the end tonight.)

Salah got two at Anfield, and an assist, and wasn’t even close to man of the match. Watching at home, I couldn’t help but stand up in my living room to applaud Thiago Alcantara off after he left the field towards the end, after a display that took the breath away. (In the distant days when I regularly attended this fixture, I can’t recall being so lucky.)

Liverpool continue to be a bit sloppy for a period after half-time, but when you’re 2-0 up against Man United, 3-0 up against Man City, and cruising in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, you can ease off a bit and let Alisson Becker show his party-piece of denying one-on-ones.

If anything, he’s so good at them that Liverpool could maybe push the defensive cordon up another couple of yards, right to the halfway line. If it wasn’t for the pesky offside rule only kicking in on halfway, maybe take it up to the edge of the opposition box.

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Freelance football writer, lifelong Liverpool FC fan, and football stat nerd. More by Andrew Beasley
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