Erik ten Hag mentioned his Manchester United gamers have been “unprofessional” in an “unacceptable” efficiency at Anfield as Liverpool inflicted a 7-0 defeat which equals the membership’s heaviest-ever loss.
Two objectives every from Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo and Mohamed Salah, who turned Liverpool’s all-time high Premier League scorer, and one from Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool their largest win towards United and equaled the guests’ all-time worst defeat of 7-0 towards Blackburn Rovers in 1926, Aston Villa in 1930 and Wolves in 1931.
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United have now did not win at Liverpool since January 2016, and have scored simply as soon as of their final seven journeys to Anfield, however their efficiency on this event noticed them concede six objectives within the second-half.
And after seeing his workforce capitulate, United supervisor Ten Hag mentioned the defeat delivered a actuality examine for the membership only a week after ending a six-year trophy drought by successful the Carabao Cup.
“Second-half it was simply not us,” Ten Hag mentioned. “It was not our requirements. We did not play as a workforce. It was unprofessional. Sure [I am angry]. Undoubtedly.
“I’m stunned as a result of I’ve seen the final weeks and months this workforce is resilient and has a successful perspective.
“Second-half we did not have a successful perspective in any respect. We did not keep on with the plan and we did not do our jobs. We did not observe again and it was actually unprofessional.
“We have now seen up to now we will bounce again. After Brentford, after Manchester Metropolis. That is positively a powerful setback and is unacceptable. I am actually upset and indignant about it. It’s a actuality examine. We have now to take this robust.”
Former United captain Roy Keane was equally crucial of his former workforce, labelling them as “embarrassing.”
“A surprising day,” Keane instructed Sky Sports activities. “The senior gamers have been embarrassing. They did not present any management expertise. A extremely powerful day for Man United and thank goodness I’ve by no means been a part of shedding like that.
“The gamers will probably be ashamed when the going bought powerful, they went lacking. I by no means thought United have been again to their highest. They’ve been giving groups probabilities however at this time Liverpool did not allow them to off the hook.”
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp mentioned the win, which took his workforce to inside three factors of Spurs within the high 4, was “good.”
“No phrases. It was a spectacular soccer sport. Excellent,” Klopp mentioned. “We performed high soccer towards the workforce in kind. “It was a bit wild within the first-half, however the second half the beginning was fairly good and the top was fairly good. All the things was fairly good. That’s soccer, it will possibly occur, and we bought three essential factors.
“It was the push we needed. It places us in the correct course. Everybody has to know we’re nonetheless round. It wasn’t the case for some time, however tonight was a correct present of what we could be and what we now have to be any longer. There are 13 video games to return, quite a lot of factors to return, however at this time was good.”