Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United: Super sub Shaqiri inspires stirring win over Red Devils [Tweets]

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table courtesy a second half brace by Xherdan Shaqiri, who inspired a 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday.

The Reds were on top, pretty much from the get-go, creating the bulk of the chances before finally grabbing a well deserved lead in the 25th minute through Sadio Mane. Manchester United though, hit back less than ten minutes later, as Alisson Becker’s failed attempt to catch Romelu Lukaku’s shot ended with a goal by Jesse Lingard.

But, it was all Liverpool in the second half, with the visitors only managing to grab half chances. And, Xherdan Shaqiri went on to change the game upon his introduction in the 70th minute, although he did need a slice of luck for each of the goals he scored, with his shots deflecting off Ashley Young and Eric Bailly before they beat David de Gea.

In the end, however, it was a well deserved win for the hosts, who are now 19 points clear of Manchester United, sitting pretty atop the Premier League table. And, Liverpool fans took to Twitter to rejoice following their triumph at Anfield while also trolling the Red Devils.

Xherdan Shaqiri turned the game on its head upon being introduced by Jurgen Klopp, and Liverpool fans hailed his contribution.

But, the hot topic of the evening was the reactions towards the two managers. Manchester United fans are starting to call for Jose Mourinho’s head, while Jurgen Klopp is the darling of the Kop.

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