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Late Shaqiri goals help Liverpool beat Man Utd, go top of EPL

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Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench to inspire a 3-1 victory for Liverpool over Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

Sadio Mane’s 24th-minute volley from Fabinho’s perfect delivery gave Liverpool the lead in the 24th minute, but the visitors levelled few minutes after when a dreadful error by goalkeeper Alisson led to a Jesse Lingard goal.

Shaqiri’s rapid-fire double strike in the second half then gave the hosts the deserved victory.

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The win took the Reds back to the top of the Premier League, above Manchester City who had beaten Everton 3-1 over the weekend to go top.

“The strongest team won, but they won in the period when they were not stronger than us,” United boss, Jose Mourinho said after the game.

“Over the moon about the performance. The way the boys played tonight was outstanding,” Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager,said on his part.

Liverpool travel to Molineux to play Wolves on Friday, 21 December in their next encounter, while Manchester United play away at Cardiff the following day.

 

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