It’s a big Monday morning for Liverpool and Manchester United fans, but for very different reasons.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds recorded a sensational 7-0 win over Erik ten Hag’s side at Anfield on Sunday. It was Liverpool’s biggest win over United, breaking a record that had stood since 1895, with Mohamed Salah breaking two records with his brace.
The almost unbelievable result came after Saturday’s dramatic display, with Arsenal claiming victory over Bournemouth in the seventh minute of stoppage time to stay five points clear. There has also been plenty of action at the bottom of the table, ending in a draw between Nottingham Forest and Everton on Sunday, while Monday night’s clash will be the west London derby between Brentford and Fulham.
We’ll have all the latest for you as the world of football reacts to the weekend’s action, as well as transfer updates as many fans’ eyes turn to their clubs’ needs for the summer window.
ICYMI: Ten Hag’s telling reaction
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag blasted his team’s “unprofessional” performance after they lost 7-0 against Liverpool.
Cody Gakpo, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez each scored twice for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds before substitute Roberto Firmino grabbed the seventh. It was Liverpool’s biggest win against United, surpassing the 7-1 win they recorded in their 1895 encounter, and was also the heaviest defeat of Ten Hag’s managerial career.
It was only the second defeat the Carabao Cup winners have suffered in 2023, with Premier League leaders Arsenal the only other team to beat them since the turn of the year. The win left United just seven points clear of Liverpool, who have taken 13 points from their last five matches.
Ronaldo reacts to Messi’s insult
Cristiano Ronaldo’s frustration was evident after he was jeered by Lionel Messi supporters during Al-Nassr’s 3-1 win against Al-Batin on Friday.
Table toppers Al-Nassr were widely expected to win their Saudi Professional League game against the underground club, but they were caught by surprise when Renzo Lopez opened the scoring for Al-Batin in the 17th minute. The score line remained 1-0 at half time.
Ronaldo was disappointed with his team’s first-half performance and his frustration grew when a fan shouted at him as he walked down the tunnel. Heckler said, “Messi is much better than you!” Ronaldo replied, “It’s an easy game! It’s an easy game!”
ICYMI: Wrong reaction breaks a record
Mohamed Salah has become Liverpool’s top scorer in the Premier League after scoring twice in the 7-0 win against Manchester United on Sunday.
Salah is also Liverpool’s top scorer against United in the Premier League era. “It’s very special, I can’t lie,” he told Sky Sports when asked about his previous record
“This record has been on my mind since I came here, I think after my first year I was always chasing that record, so breaking it today, against United, with that result, was amazing. So I’m going home to celebrate with my family , drink camomile tea and sleep!”
Arteta’s title-chasing request
From Fergie Time to Mikel Arteta Time. Reiss Nelson’s 97th-minute winner sparked a frenzied celebration reminiscent of Manchester United’s late win over Sheffield Wednesday in their first Premier League season as Arsenal showed they were now ready to go the extra mile to end their long title drought.
Streams of relief and emotion overflowed from the pitch – where the Gunners squad and staff were rocking and roll – into the Emirates Stadium stands. Fans who had started to leave rushed back into the alley and hugged and screamed amidst the frenzy. It felt like a surreal moment in Arsenal’s quest to win a first league title in 19 years.
Back in April 1993, Manchester United trailed at home until Wednesday with four minutes remaining before Steve Bruce headed twice – the second in the 96th minute – to spark a similar scene. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won their first title in 26 years by 10 points to start an era of English football domination