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Liverpool have climbed back to the top of the Premier League after a 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Anfield.
It is an even sweeter moment for Reds fans for the fact that they are now 19 points clear of the Red Devils, showing the massive difference in quality between the two sides.
Sadio Mané opened the scoring for Jürgen Klopp's men, but Alisson's howler would allow Jesse Lingard to equalise for José Mourinho's side.
However, the real difference would come when Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench to break the deadlock.
With Liverpool 2-1 ahead, the 27-year-old former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan star would complete his brace and score his side's third.
"Don't sack Mourinho," chant Liverpool fans.- Henry Winter (@henrywinter) 16 December 2018
Liverpool have set a new club record of 18 Premier League games unbeaten:- Squawka Football (@Squawka) 16 December 2018
Clean sheets: 11
Klopp and co. make history. :red_circle: pic.twitter.com/7p024dv6OY
:red_circle: @LFC in @PremierLeague this season:- SPORF (@Sporf) 16 December 2018
:stadium: 17 Games
:white_check_mark: 14 Wins
:x: 0 Defeats
:soccer: 37 Goals Scored
7 Goals Conceded
:flushed: Unbeaten, and top of the league. pic.twitter.com/Wtxb4n2NQb
:soccer: 24': Mané Goal- FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) 16 December 2018
:soccer: 33': Lingard Goal
:shirt: 70': Shaqiri Subbed on
:soccer: 73': Shaqiri Puts Liverpool Ahead
:soccer: 80': Shaqiri Seals the Victory
What. A. Game. :fire: pic.twitter.com/OVxTj8OsVA
FT: #LFC 3 United 1: Super sub Shaqiri the hero with a match-winning double after Lingard had cancelled out Mane's opener. Liverpool return to the top of the PL table after their first league win over United at Anfield since 2013. Fully deserved.- James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) 16 December 2018
Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United- B/R Football (@brfootball) 16 December 2018
This team is special :clap: pic.twitter.com/vnnrAJIf3D
A chant rolling out of the corner of the Anfield Road End. "Don't sack Mourinho".- Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) 16 December 2018
It wasn't the away fans singing. Liverpool - 34 shots. Manchester United - 5 shots.
Jose Mourinho has been in charge of Man Utd for five transfer windows, signing 11 players at a cost of £360m (and a net outlay of £285m).- bet365 (@bet365) 16 December 2018
His side are 19 points behind Liverpool in the table before Christmas. pic.twitter.com/mnWutWdCRR
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