The best photos as Liverpool clinch massive win over Man United

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Liverpool saw off Man United 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, moving another step closer to Premier League title glory.

The Reds faced their most bitter rivals, looking to pull further clear at the top of the table after slip-ups by Man City and Leicester.

Fabinho made a welcome return to the matchday squad, having not featured since the 1-1 draw with Napoli back in November, making a late cameo appearance.

Meanwhile, the returning Joel Matip remained on the bench, as did Takumi Minamino who continues to wait for his first league appearance for Liverpool.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 19, 2020: Liverpool's Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was a frantic start to proceedings, but Liverpool went 1-0 up thanks to Virgil van Dijk‘s bullet header, celebrating in style in front of the Anfield Road end.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 19, 2020: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 19, 2020: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Roberto Firmino thought he had added a second for the hosts less than 10 minutes later, but Van Dijk was harshly adjudged to have fouled David de Gea.

Liverpool were dominant, with a dramatic sunset on a misty day on Merseyside providing a spectacular backdrop at Anfield.

Captain Jordan Henderson continued his imperious form with a superb performance, showing great quality and leadership throughout.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 19, 2020: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In a tense finale, Klopp grew increasingly edgy, as did the entire Anfield crowd, with United threatening to score an equaliser.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 19, 2020: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp reacts during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It never arrived.

And it was left to Mohamed Salah to deliver an epic conclusion to the game, though, as he latched onto Alisson‘s delivery, raced through and fired past De Gea.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 19, 2020: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah takes off his shirt as he celebrate scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 19, 2020: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alisson was the first player to celebrate with his teammate, bringing back echoes of Pepe Reina and David N’Gog against United back in 2009.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 19, 2020: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 19, 2020: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After the final whistle, Henderson and Salah basked in the glory of victory after the game, having been interviewed on the pitch.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 19, 2020: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (R) celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next up for Liverpool is a tough trip to Wolves on Thursday evening – another win would feel huge, against a dangerous team.

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