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Liverpool fans will want to move on from this season, but the club’s 7-0 win over Manchester United at least leaves a memory that will be cherished for decades to come.
Jurgen Klopp’s side thrashed their fiercest rivals on an unforgettable afternoon at Anfield, ripping up the form book to secure the biggest ever win in the history of English football’s biggest fixture.
Liverpool had just a one-goal lead at half-time after Cody Gakpo’s smart finish, but ran riot after the break in a ruthless performance. Darwin Nunez’s header kickstarted a relentless run of goals for Liverpool and the Uruguayan, Gakpo and Mohamed Salah all scored twice as the Red Devils were routed.
Newcastle were one of the season’s great overachievers with Eddie Howe’s team upsetting the established elite to secure Champions League qualification. It was a continuation of the momentum gained under Howe last season and the Magpies first showed their ability to challenge the top teams during an enthralling August encounter with Manchester City.
Ilkay Gundogan had fired Manchester City into an early lead as the champions broke the deadlock at St James’ Park, but the home side fought back to take control. Allan Saint-Maximin was in irresistible form for the Magpies and teed up goals for Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson, before Kieran Trippier fired home a fantastic free-kick to make it 3-1 to the home side.
City, however, showed the character of champions and fought back to earn a point. Erling Haaland hammered in from close range to halve the deficit, before an exquisite pass from Kevin De Bruyne dissected the Newcastle defence in the build-up to Bernardo Silva’s equaliser.