LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 16, 2018: Liverpool's 23' celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Deserved win”, Shaq attack was on fire” – Liverpool fans react to win over Man United

An inspired substitution secured Liverpool a 3-1 victory over Manchester United and fans were understandably delighted as the unbeaten streak continued.

Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United

Premier League, Anfield
December 16, 2018

Goals: Mane 24′, Shaqiri 72′, 81′; Lingard 33′

Liverpool headed into the clash against Man United brimming with confidence after securing progression to the knockout stages of the Champions League in midweek, off the back of three Premier League wins on the spin.

Jurgen Klopp‘s men were the standouts in a frantic opening to proceedings and rightly secured the lead through Sadio Mane, only for a rare clanger from Alisson to take the sting out of the game heading into the break.

With United set-up to frustrate after the break, Klopp looked to Xherdan Shaqiri midway through the second half to turn the game back in the Reds’ favour—and he duly obliged.

The Swiss attacker scored four minutes after his entrance and followed that strike up with another only eight minutes later, to put the game to bed and take Liverpool back to the top of the table.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on social media and our forums.


Shaqiri’s instant impact sent fans into dreamland…

“Shaq is scoring all around us, there are kopites having fun its only December and your 19 points behind us, merry Xmas special one…..” Dave Manktelow on Facebook.

“Shaq Attack is on fire!!!”
Lidoris on the forums.

Xherdan Shaqiri, master of the deflected shot.” – El Dorado
on the forums.


Fans were also thrilled with Fabinho’s dominant midfield display…

Fabinho‘s gone from gear 1 to gear 100 since being gradually introduced into the team. His passes will be key for mane/salah’s pacey runs.” – Saravana Manickam > on Facebook.

Fabinho has been world class tonight.”
Neukolln on the forums.


Alisson’s blunder was the low point in an otherwise dominant performance…

“Too low to punch, but it really was not that difficult of a catch to gather. Dammit.” – Arminius on the forums.


…But overall, fans were quick to praise the performance as Liverpool’s juggernaut failed to show any signs of stopping

“That was bloody lovely.. We played some excellent football.. Got some bits of luck but so did they, didnt deserve their goal. Utterly dominated.

Big mention to Clyne who came in and bar 1 small error was immense. Everyone else was class.

United are truly mid-table. Long may it continue.” – Iluvatar on the forums.

“This was high octane stuff. Good stuff from everyone.
Robbo and mane were brilliant.
Fabinho was a colossal octopus today.”
indianscouser on the forums.

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