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Liverpool defeat Manchester United: Twitter reacts to Reds’ 4-1 preseason win

Liverpool defeated Manchester United on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 4-1. The English Premier League clubs played in front of more than 101,000 fans on the campus of the University of Michigan. The crowd on hand were treated to a five-goal match with Liverpool coming out on top.

Liverpool defeat Manchester United

The Reds got off to a great start thanks to a Sadio Mane penalty in the 28th minute. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was clumsily fouled by Demitri Mitchell in the area resulting in the penalty.

Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira leveled the match in the 31st minute. However, Liverpool ran rampant in the second period scoring three goals without reply.

Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool’s second thanks to an assist by Xherdan Shaqiri. Sheyi Ojo tallied a third from the penalty spot before Shaqiri’s sublime overhead kick sealed Liverpool’s 4-1 win.

Klopp praises Shaqiri goal

Following the match, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Shaqiri’s stunning goal.

“It was good, obviously. That’s not normal after four days at the club,” Klopp said. “He adapted that well to the style of play. We wanted to help him a little bit with a position that was not too complicated and gave him a lot of freedom offensively, playing naturally plus offering runs in behind, which we did, especially around the first goal in the second half.”

How did Twitter react to Liverpool’s 4-1 win over archrivals Manchester United?

Supporters on both sides have reacted to the match in different ways. While a 4-1 win against Manchester United is always seen as a great result, Liverpool mustn’t get carried away. The win merely came in the preseason and the result, though a confidence-building win, has no effect on the Premier League table.

Liverpool now head to Dublin, Ireland to play Serie A’s Napoli on August 4. The club will finish its preseason on August 7 against Torino at Anfield.

Manchester United will play Real Madrid on July 31 before playing Bayern Munich on August 5.