Mohamed Salah and Thiago Alcantara were in good spirits in front of the cameras following Liverpool’s 4-0 win over a desperate Manchester United on Tuesday night.
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Mohamed Salah interrupted Thiago Alcantara during his post-match interview to correct his Liverpool team-mate on his position at the club.
Thiago was one of the stars of the show as Liverpool thrashed Manchester United 4-0 at Anfield on Tuesday night to climb to the top of the Premier League. The midfielder put on a commanding performance, dictating the pace by blasting passes around a United side that was a long way from the pace set by their rivals.
United caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick admitted the defeat was “embarrassing, disappointing, maybe even humiliating” after his team barely competed in the match. Luis Diaz opened the scoring with a touch in the fifth minute before Sadio Mane played in Salah to make it 2-0 with an icy finish.
Mane brilliantly converted a low cross from Diaz to make it 3-0 in the 68th minute and Salah completed the thrashing late with a chip wide over an underdog David de Gea. After beating them 5-0 at Old Trafford in October, Liverpool have now scored nine unanswered times against their Premier League rivals this season.
Sky Sports chose Thiago and Salah for their post-match interview and the duo were in good spirits on camera. “We were joking a few seconds ago, when we have the top strikers in front of us we see…” Thiago started, before being interrupted by Salah next to him, who said: “Wingers!” Thiago responded with disdain: “You are forwards more than wingers, come on. You are scoring a lot of goals!”
Thiago is not wrong: Salah’s brace has taken him to 30 goals in 42 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions this season. The Egyptian, who plays to the right of Jurgen Klopp’s forward three, now has 22 goals in the Premier League alone, five more than his closest rival, Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.
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“When we have these attackers in front of us and you see not only how they score, but in defensive situations they want to get involved. It makes us perform,” Thiago continued. “I can’t be the one to judge my performance. It’s one of the strongest performances at Anfield. We don’t worry about where the goals come from. We’re happy with all the strikers and how we played.”
For his part, Salah was quick to pay tribute to those behind him in Liverpool’s star-studded squad, who have now lost just one of their last 25 games in all competitions to move one step closer to winning the quadruple. .
“In midfield they make our lives easier,” Salah said. “We have a clean sheet here and there. Once we get the first goal, we want the second and the third. It was a great performance from us and we hope we continue.” I score a lot of goals for this club. Sometimes you have bad luck. The most important thing is that the team wins. We just have to focus on ourselves and the rest is not in our hands.”
The win put Liverpool two points clear of Manchester City, who will have a chance to respond when they host Brighton on Wednesday night.