The Reds will end the weekend as league leaders for the first time in over two years, but the unexpected icing on the cake came at Old Trafford in between those games.
It comes after a run of relatively good form from the Red Devils, who had climbed to within three points of champions and neighbours Man City prior to the contest.
The result is likely to be a significant blow to confidence, with their next league game coming against Liverpool next weekend.
Man United‘s last visit to Anfield saw them suffer a 7-0 thrashing back in March, we make no apologies for bringing that up again!
They will be without captain Bruno Fernandes for that particular challenge, with the midfielder picking up a one-match suspension following his fifth booking of the season against the Cherries.
Fernandes has been a shining light in a tricky campaign for Man United, registering five goals and five assists for his side so far in 2023/24.
On the face of it, it is a blow for Ten Hag’s side. But given he didn’t turn up last time they came to Anfield, will his absence really be felt?
A huge clash awaits next weekend, and Jurgen Klopp‘s side have been handed an early advantage following a tough afternoon for their upcoming visitors.