Liverpool vs Manchester United: Reaction, analysis, videos, full replay


Liverpool vs Manchester United is always a massive game but Tuesday’s clash at Anfield (watch live, 3pm ET on USA Network and online via was absolutely huge for both teams. 


Only one team turned up as Liverpool won 4-0 and totally embarrassed Manchester United for the second time this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds ripped United apart as Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah (two) and Luis Diaz all scored and all three grabbed assists.

Here’s everything you need to know from Liverpool vs Manchester United. 

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Bruno Fernandes: “It is a bad result once again. I apologize to the fans, it will never be enough. They don’t deserve that we play in this way. They deserve much more from us.” Bruno adds: “We have to look at ourselves from top to bottom.”

Thiago Alcantara: “We are not thinking about winning all four. We are thinking about winning the next game and nothing else.”

Mohamed Salah on Liverpool beating Manchester United 9-0 on aggregate this season and why they have dominated them this season: “They [Liverpool players] make our life easier in the midfield and at the back. They always try to give us the ball in a one against one. They make our life much easier. They make our life easier to score. It was a top performance from us here and away.” Salah is giving all the praise to his teammates but he was superb and after a goal drought (by his amazing standards) he’s back doing what he does best.

Jurgen Klopp fist pumps? Jurgen Klopp fist pumps x4.

FULL TIME: Liverpool 4-0 Manchester United – Embarrassing from United. Excellent from Liverpool.

It is getting very tasty out there now. Lots of late tackles flying in. Hannibal and Bruno Fernandes both booked for Manchester United. Naby Keita for Liverpool.

GOALLL! 4-0 to Liverpool. Salah dinks home his second and Liverpool’s fourth. What a ball from substitute Diogo Jota.

Elsewhere, Fulham have been promoted back to the Premier League. Congrats to the Cottagers! It will be fun to see #Fulhamerica back in the top-flight next season.

Liverpool will be top of the Premier League. At least until Manchester City play Brighton tomorrow.

GOALLLL! Sadio Mane puts Liverpool 3-0 up. Just as Manchester United looked like they were going to get back in the game, Liverpool pounce as Mane finishes off a lovely cross from Diaz.

CHANCE! Alisson with a good double save. Virgil van Dijk not happy at all after sloppy play from Liverpool allows Manchester United to create a few chances. United finally having a go but Liverpool are well off it.

In the 55th minute, Manchester United have their first shot of the game. Jadon Sancho’s tame effort is straight at Alisson. Looks like Man United have switched to a 4-1-4-1 formation and they are getting on the ball a little more. Sancho and Elanga getting more involved.

Liverpool are just knocking the ball around as they please and Manchester United are trying to keep their shape as best they can.

Jadon Sancho on at half time for Manchester United as he replaces Phil Jones. There is a delay to the start of the second half as the referee is having an issue with his communication systems.

HALF TIME: Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United – The Red Devils are lucky to not be behind by more. That was one of the most hapless 45 minute displays I’ve ever seen from a team. Manchester United had 0 shots, just two touches in Liverpool’s box and an xG of 0.00. Just nothing.

Luis Diaz has the ball in the net again, but he is clearly offside. No goal.

Liverpool will probably spend the rest of the game just toying with Manchester United now. United’s players are just trying to get this game over with as soon as possible.

GOALLL! Sadio Mane with an incredible assist as he clips the ball into Salah and the Egyptian King slots home. 22 minutes gone. 2-0 to Liverpool. What an incredible team move. This could be a long, long night for Manchester United…

Manchester United look like a deer in the headlights. It’s all Liverpool. United can’t string a pass together.

It goes from bad to worse for Manchester United. Paul Pogba is limping around and Jesse Lingard is coming on to replace him. He goes up top as the false nine and Bruno Fernandes drops into central midfield.

GOALLLL! Liverpool ahead. Luis Diaz slams home after Salah raced clear of the non-existent Manchester United defense. Harry Maguire and Diogo Dalot totally caught out.

KICK OFF: We are underway! What an atmosphere at Anfield. Incredible noise. Alisson has taken a few chances early on.

All of the talk is about Liverpool winning the quadruple. They have the League Cup in the bag, they’re in the final of the FA Cup, the semifinal of the Champions League and are just one point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Our partners in the UK at Sky Sports have former Manchester United captain Roy Keane, who led his side to the famous treble. He is, shall we say, concerned, that Klopp and Liverpool can win all four trophies this season…

The team news is very interesting for Manchester United. It looks like all-out defense for Ralf Rangnick, as Phil Jones makes a shock start alongside Maguire and Lindelof in a back five. Matic, Wan-Bissaka and Rashford start too. My word, this is a huge gamble from Rangnick.

As for Liverpool, Matip and Henderson come back in and there’s a slight surprise as Luis Diaz is preferred in attack to Diogo Jota. The latter has been carrying a bit of a knock, so that could explain that decision by Klopp.

One of the biggest games in the world is here. Happy Tuesday, everyone!

How to watch Liverpool vs Manchester United live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 3pm ET, Tuesday
TV Channel: USA Network
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Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup

Jurgen Klopp has no fresh injury concerns and has brought Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson back into the starting lineup. Luis Diaz starts ahead of Diogo Jota.

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup

Raphael Varane is missing once again, while Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Edinson Cavani and Fred are all expected to be out. Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed ahead of the game that he and his partner Georgina Rodriguez have suffered the loss of their baby son while she was giving birth to him and their new baby daughter. Manchester United have confirmed that Ronaldo will not play against Liverpool as he and his family mourn the loss of his son.

“Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time. As such, we can confirm that he will not feature in the match against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday evening and we underline the family’s request for privacy.”

United line up in what looks like a 5-4-1 formation with Phil Jones at center back with Maguire and Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka coming in at right back with Diogo Dalot at left back and Nemanja Matic in central midfield. Marcus Rashford is up top.

Preview for Liverpool vs Manchester United

For Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, they are just one point off Premier League leaders Manchester City and can momentarily go top of the table with a win or a draw. That is hugely important and after reaching the FA Cup final (they beat Man City in a thrilling semifinal at the weekend) and UEFA Champions League semifinal to go along with the League Cup trophy they’ve already won this season, the Reds’ pursuit of an historic remains well and truly on. Liverpool hammered Manchester United 5-0 in the return game at Old Trafford earlier this season to underline the gulf between these two teams. That said, form goes out of the window when these two bitter rivals collide and Manchester United would love nothing more than to put a huge dent in Liverpool’s title and quadruple hopes.

“It’s a big game, massive game,” Klopp said, as he confirmed his close relationship with fellow German Ragnick is ‘on hold’ and they haven’t spoken since he arrived as United’s interim boss.

“Two of the biggest clubs in the world face each other. Massive history. Big fights in the past and big fights since I’m here. We’ve lost strange games against United… It took a while to learn how to deal with it. Some players had to learn how to deal with it because of how much it means to them.

Focusing on United, Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat trick as they edged past Norwich City 3-2 at the weekend and coupled with defeats for Arsenal and Tottenham plus a draw for West Ham, all of a sudden the Red Devils have a great chance of finishing in the top four. They have a tough run-in (games against Arsenal and Chelsea are still to come) but interim boss Ralf Rangnick is demanding a strong finish to the season and this is a game they will feel they can get something from. Somehow, United are just three points behind fourth place Tottenham with six games of the season to go. Manchester United haven’t won any of their last five league trips to Liverpool, drawing three and losing two. While Mohamed Salah loves playing against United, as Liverpool’s star forward has scored seven goals in his last five games in all competitions against the Red Devils but he’s currently gone six games without a goal.

“It is an incredibly important game for both teams. That says it all,” Klopp said. “Both teams are fighting for being in the Champions League next season, or more. That is a tough one.”

Reports: Tottenham Hotspur to hire Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou as next manager


Multiple reports say that Ange Postecoglou will be leaving Celtic to become the next manager of Tottenham Hotspur.

Celtic had reportedly granted permission for Spurs to speak with their trophy-collecting boss, and things apparently progressed quickly as the 57-year-old looks set to oversee the club’s big rebuild.

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Spurs suffered through an inconsistent 2022-23 season with Antonio Conte at the helm, followed by Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason in interim stints.

Tottenham will not have European football this season and is at risk of losing legendary center forward Harry Kane. The club has eight players including Kane going into the final year of their contracts, including Ivan Perisic, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, and Hugo Lloris.

Spurs finished eighth last season, 15 points off the top four despite spending much of the season inside of it. The club’s finished fourth just once in the past four seasons despite qualifying for the Champions League the previous four seasons.

Ironically, Celtic is being linked with pursuit of Brendan Rodgers and Jesse Marsch if Postecoglou departs this week.

Who is Ange Postecoglou?

Postecoglou, 57, was born in Greece and moved to Australia at a young age, starring for South Melbourne as a player and earning for caps for the Socceroos.

He is coming off a domestic treble with Celtic and won five of six trophies available to him in his two seasons with the Bhoys.

At Celtic, Postecoglou played with a 4-3-3 for much of the first half of his tenure but played a lot of this campaign in a 4-2-3-1.

Postecoglou won trophies as a manager with South Melbourne, Brisbane Roar, and Yokohama F. Marinos, claiming the Asian Cup during his stint as Australia national team coach.

He said he expects tricky early times wherever he goes.

“Wherever I’ve been, the initial part is always rocky, because my ideas are… well they’re not extreme to me but I can see how they can be seen as extreme from the outside. It takes a while. Usually it can take me six months, it can take me a year to really bed them in, depending on how many opportunities I have to change the playing squad and the staff and all those kinds of things.”

Five players to watch in the Premier League’s summer transfer window


There’s going to be turnover in the Premier League this offseason, and it seems likely the big boys will again be looking to the top young talents in other leagues to get in when the getting is good.

There will be big price tags attached to some players this summer, but in the case of the players below we may be talking about players just a window away from having unattainably high price tags for most clubs.

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Most of these names have danced through ProSoccerTalk‘s transfer rumor mill at least once during the past season or two, and in one case have been on the radar for a half-decade or so.

Here’s a look at five players who may well find their way to the Premier League in the very near future, and could move somewhere this summer.

Xavi Simons, PSV Eindhoven

At times the teen hype around Xavi Simons coming out of Barcelona’s academy was akin to the recruitment of Martin Odegaard out of Norway so many years ago. But Simons couldn’t break through at Barca and his move to Paris Saint-Germain didn’t take off as expected. So Simons, who just turned 20 in April, landed at PSV Eindhoven. All he did was lead the Eredivisie in goals. PSG has a buyback clause but Simons would have to want to go there… and there are plenty of rumored suitors for the playmaker. Simons chipped in eight assists and was Fotmob’s highest-rated Eredivisie player.

Possible fits: Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool

Jurrien Timber, Ajax

Still 21 for a couple more weeks, Timber got Mancunian tongues wagging when he attended the FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Manchester City. The star center back played under United boss Erik ten Hag at Ajax and now has 15 caps for the Netherlands senior team. He has a ridiculous passing and ball progression profile for his position, and has showed enough attacking acumen to get any team excited about him.

Possible fits: Manchester United, Manchester City

Randal Kolo Muani, Eintracht Frankfurt

The 24-year-old has acknowledged dreams of playing in the Premier League following a blockbuster first season at Eintracht, where he scored 23 goals with 17 assists amongst all competitions. Moving to a new country did not slow him at all after his time at Nantes, and he was linked with a number of PL sides even before he admitted his interest in the league.

Possible fits: Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United

Sepe Elye Wahi, Montpellier

The 20-year-old nearly scored as many goals as his age in his third season with Montpellier’s first team, and has attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, and Chelsea amongst others. Wahi is still very raw when it comes to passing the ball but part of his statistical deficiencies could have to do with his club’s relative struggles. A eager presser, his best traits are finishing and that’s the stat that drives the bus for him.

Possible fits: Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal

Gabriel Veiga, Celta Vigo

Here’s another playmaker linked with Arsenal, but you can see why he could fit in Mikel Arteta’s system. His 11 goals were 13th in La Liga this season and his four assists means he had a goal contribution on 15 of Celta’s 43 league goals. An eager dribbler, he delivered 80 shot creating actions this season and ranked in the 99th percentile for midfielders when it came to non-penalty goals.

Possible fits: Newcastle, Arsenal, Man CIty

How many times has a team won the treble? Man City goes for history


There’s been a lot of treble talk these days, talk that’s found a new level of buzz since Manchester City moved within one win of joining the club.

It’s an elite club, by the way, of teams that have won their domestic league, top domestic cup, and the European Cup.

Nine times in history has a team won the treble, and only once has it been done by a Premier League club.

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That’s why Man City’s defeat of Manchester United earlier this month in the FA Cup Final rings so true for the Citizens; The blue side of Manchester would join the red side as treble supporters, as United won the treble in 1998-99.

Man City goes for the third jewel of its treble crown on Saturday versus Inter Milan in Istanbul when it kicks off the UEFA Champions League Final.

For more treble trivia, head below the jump.

How many times has the treble been won?

Bayern Munich and Barcelona have each done it twice, with Bayern doing it in 2012-13 and 2019-20 and Barca pulling it off in 2008-09 and 2014-15.

Celtic was the first to win a treble, doing it in 1966-67, while Ajax was the next in 1971-72.

PSV Eindhoven then won it in 1987-88 before Man United made it happen 11 years later. Inter Milan is the only Italian team to pull it off, winning in 2009-10.


Manchester City vs Inter Milan: How to watch Champions League Final, odds, predictions


Manchester City is on the chase for a historic treble and standing in the way is Inter Milan, one of Europe’s precious few clubs to claim such an honor.

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The Premier League winners three times running have an FA Cup under their belt after beating Manchester United on June 3 and the final jewel in their treble crown awaits with a win in Istanbul on June 10.

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Pep Guardiola could lead a second club to a treble after he did it with Barcelona in 2008-09, and they would give heated rivals United domestic company on the treble stage right down the road.

Guardiola says it’s now okay to talk about the treble. We agree, and we’ve laid out why the achievement is so special after the jump.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Inter Milan.

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What Premier League clubs have won the treble?

Manchester United won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in 1998-99.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils are the lone Premier League club to win it.

That’s it. For now.

How many times has the treble been won?

Nine times in history has a team won its domestic league, top domestic cup, and the European Cup.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona have each done it twice, with Bayern doing it in 2012-13 and 2019-20 and Barca pulling it off in 2008-09 and 2014-15.

Celtic was the first to win a treble, doing it in 1966-67, while Ajax was the next in 1971-72.

PSV Eindhoven then won it in 1987-88 before Man United made it happen 11 years later. Inter Milan is the only Italian team to pull it off, winning in 2009-10.


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Man City (-250) vs Inter Milan (+625) | Draw over 120 mins (+380)

Over 2.5 goals (-160). Under 2.5 goals (+110)

Champions League Final predictions

Joe Prince-Wright: Man City 2-1 Inter Milan
Andy Edwards: Man City 3-1 Inter Milan
Nick Mendola: Man City 2-0 Inter Milan

Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup options


Inter Milan team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Joaquin Correa. OUT: Dalbert.