Manchester United supporters have criticized the defending for Liverpool’s opening goal in Tuesday’s derby.
After just five minutes, the Reds’ five-man rearguard was broken as three Liverpool players raced through before Salah laid it on a platter for the Colombian. Ralf Rangnick chose five defenders for the trip to Anfield, with Phil Jones filling in for Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, but their hopes of a defensive blockage were dashed early on.
It was the same old story for United, as David de Gea was rendered useless as Diaz pounced. Pre-match, the experts’ concerns about United’s chances in the match were echoed by the early performances.
Many Reds anticipated the worse and were terrified of a recurrence of Jurgen Klopp’s five-goal thrashing at Old Trafford. Here’s what they had to say about it on Twitter.
Before Martin Atkinson blew his whistle at Anfield, United’s chances of making it along the East Lancs Road were slim. The supporters had had enough in just a few minutes, as seen by their reactions.