Fifth in the English elite, Liverpool have not yet given up on the C1. This thanks to a victory full of panache signed Thursday in front of Manchester United (2-4).
Sacred Liverpool ! Capable of the best and the worst this season, but certainly overwhelmed by injuries and breathless, the flagship club of Mersey is still standing in the money time to snatch an unexpected qualification for the next edition of the Champions League. While they have three league games to play, the Reds can still grab fourth place synonymous with C1.
To do this, they had to dominate their historic rivals of Manchester United this Thursday, in a late match of the 34e Premier League day – meeting postponed to May 2 in the face of the ire of Mancunian supporters against the leaders and owners of their club. Played behind closed doors, of course, but in a particularly tense atmosphere on the outskirts of Old Trafford, this part was to allow the Red Devils to lock their position as first dolphins. It has not happened.
If Fernandes was quick to open the scoring for United with the help of the unfortunate Phillips (10e), Jota set the record straight (34e) and Firmino gave his team the advantage just before the break (45e+3). The same Firmino hit the nail on the head when they returned from the locker room (47e) but Rashford seemed to revive his team in the heart of the second act (68e). Wasted effort. It was even the visitors who had the last word, by Salah, at the very end of the match (90e). And Liverpool to pass West Ham in the standings and come back four lengths from Chelsea, fourth, with one game less on the clock. Suspense!
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