It was Liverpool‘s first win at Old Trafford since 2014, and Jurgen Klopp‘s first away to United, with its significance magnified as they pursue Leicester and Chelsea in a bid to reach next season’s Champions League.
Before the game, Klopp’s squad wore shirts with ‘Jordan 7’ printed on the back, in a tribute to nine-year-old Jordan Banks, who lost his life on Tuesday after having been struck by lightning.
Jordan had recently received a message from James Milner, congratulating him for his fundraising efforts after running 30 miles in 10 days in memory of his uncle.
Milner led the tributes to Jordan after the game, with many of the Liverpool squad dedicating their latest win to the youngster:
A big win for Jordan
3 TO GO!!! That one was for Jordan. May you rest in peace little man ?? pic.twitter.com/VWjuQqmjUF
What a shift from the lads? that was for Jordan?? pic.twitter.com/PaMljn3dgN
Huge result! 3 more to go… let’s keep it going boys?? Hope you enjoyed that one Jordan. Rest in peace?? pic.twitter.com/tmP356ngd0
3 to go ? pic.twitter.com/2z7XUCOC6T
Big performance. Massive character. 3 to go. ?? pic.twitter.com/gwLone7paj
3??more finals to go lads ??? https://t.co/MdZjqRnxA4
— Adrián San Miguel (@AdriSanMiguel) May 14, 2021
Big win…. love that boys ?? https://t.co/VlxtpmEmGw
Well done guys?? https://t.co/kJqv9CwwHt
— Ozan KABAK (@ozankabak4) May 13, 2021
Rest in peace, Jordan. You’ll Never Walk Alone.