Mohamed Salah is a true Liverpool legend - only Ian Rush stands above him in terms of the great Anfield goalscorers
So much for the power shift, then.
Sunday had been billed as the meeting of a spent force and an emerging giant. A fading Liverpool and a rising Manchester United. A vibrant team on the up against one stuck in an irreversible decline.
The reality was rather different, with Jurgen Klopp’s side recording the biggest win in the fixture’s history. Their 7-0 victory, as one-sided as it sounds, will live long in the memory, as well as in the record books.
“A freak result,” Klopp called it. “Unprofessional,” said a shell-shocked Erik ten Hag.
There were stars wherever you looked at Anfield, and all of them were wearing red. Whether it was Cody Gakpo or Darwin Nunez, both of whom scored twice, or the relentless Andy Robertson, Liverpool had all of the game’s standout performers.
None better than Mohamed Salah, of course.
The Egyptian loves playing against Manchester United, and he had a field day on Sunday, scoring twice, assisting twice and setting yet another personal record in the process. With 129 goals, the 30-year-old is now the Reds’ all-time leading goalscorer in the Premier League.
The man he surpassed, Robbie Fowler, posted a wonderful picture on social media on Sunday afternoon, paying tribute to his successor. #LiverpoolLegend was the hashtag Fowler chose to accompany it, and it’s hard to argue…