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Liverpool overcome Man United

Premier League leaders Liverpool secured a hard-fought 2-0 win over rivals Manchester United at Anfield this morning.

Liverpool were the more dominant side for most parts of the game but faced some late pressure from Manchester United as they defended Virgil van Dijk’s 14th-minute goal before Mohamed Salah put the game beyond all doubt with a finish in injury time to give his team a 16-point lead at the top of the table.

Following the win, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said, “It’s a big relief, I was really happy with 85-90% of the game, we were brilliant. We dominated the game, especially in the first half. The energy they put on the pitch was incredible.

“On a normal day we would have scored three times in the first half and in the second half until 65 minutes we should have been more clear.

“But then United have obvious quality, played a bit more football and we had to defend. There were little mistakes here and there, we didn’t use possession well enough and so the game stays open.

“Then we scored a wonderful, wonderful goal at the end, a really good feeling.”

The Reds have now amazingly secured 21 wins from 22 games in the league this season.

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