5 matches that defined Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Reign

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Manchester United – (A) – 24/10/21 - 0-5

For Liverpool to travel to Old Trafford in any given year or time of year tends to be the most difficult fixture in the calendar.

If you did come away with a victory more often than not it would be a slim one. Part of the reason for that is the domination of Manchester United in English football over the recent decades.

The most convincing victory from recent times is the 4-1 win when Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool were chasing Manchester United for the title in 2009.

On this occasion even though it was not the Manchester United of old no Liverpool fan expected this. The build up to ties at Old Trafford are always anxiety fueled.

Liverpool went ahead early through Naby Keita as they easily tore through Manchester United’s defence. At this stage, from a fans perspective, there is still plenty to do and no room for complacency.

10 minutes later though Liverpool doubled their lead as they steamrolled over the Manchester United team.

This sheer dominance is unseen at Old Trafford. Liverpool made things look so easy. Towards the end of the first half Salah himself got a brace before completing his hat trick 5 minutes after the break.

The thrashing was one thing but to see Liverpool own the Old Trafford pitch was something Liverpool fans will never ever forget.

Even hat tricks are a rarity at Old Trafford. It was just more banter ammunition to use against Liverpool’s rivals.

It was quite clear that once the fifth goal had gone in that Liverpool decided to take the foot off the pedal. The damage could have been much worse. This game will forever be an iconic game in the modern history of Liverpool.

Out of the 491 games played under Jurgen Klopp to come down to 5 games was a challenging task. Therefore honourable mentions should go to the following games:

Borussia Dortmund – (H) – 07/04/16 - 4-3

Sevilla – (N) – 18/05/16 – 1-2

Roma – (H) – 24/04/18 – 5-2

Leicester City – (A) – 26/23/20 – 0-4

Manchester United - (H) – 05/03/23 – 7-0

Thank you to LFCHistory.net for providing the data.