Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool: Result is 'special' and unexpected, says Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, says the 5-0 win over Manchester United was an unexpected victory and is "insane."

After Naby Keita's and Diogo Jota's opening 13 minutes, Liverpool had a 2-0 lead. Mohamed Salah scored a hat trick either side of the half-time break.

This was their largest win at Old Trafford.

It is a great day, a huge one. Klopp said that this is just a small chapter in the club's history.

He said, "People will talk to it in the future because they won't see it again in a long while, if ever."

Klopp said to Sky Sports: "What can i say? Was that what I expected? No.

"The result was unbelievable. It's special, but we don’t celebrate it like crazy. We have respect for our opponents.

"We had some lucky moments, but United is not at their best moment."

"People will rise up and take notice"

This was Klopp's only win at Old Trafford in his second year as Liverpool manager.

Dion Dublin, a former Premier League striker, was part of the BBC Radio 5 Live commentary group at Old Trafford and said that Liverpool's performance was due to Klopp.

"To do what the current Liverpool side did today at Old Trafford, in front of 76,000 supporters, and embarrass Manchester United, it must be down to Jurgen Klopp," said Dublin, who was with United from 1992 to 1994.

It is the way he sets them up, his belief and the hard work. Liverpool was absolutely brilliant today, and I cannot praise them enough.

Twenty BBC experts picked champions Chelsea and Manchester City as the teams to challenge for this season's league. However, Jamie Carragher, a former Liverpool defender, believes that Liverpool can win the title.

"They are a class apart, this is a Liverpool team and a manager that are special," Carragher stated.

"I don’t believe many people believed Liverpool could win the league. But to come here today, win, people will notice."

"We must win the Premier League"

Mohamed Salah now has 142 goals in 215 Liverpool games

Salah's hat trick took him to 15 goals across all competitions for Liverpool this year, and the Egyptian has scored in 10 of his last 10.

For his first goal, he scored Keita's pullback and then rolled a left-footed effort past David de Gea near his near post during first-half injury.

He completed his hat-trick when he grabbed a Jordan Henderson through ball, and dinked over De Gea.

Salah said, "I think it's great to win 5 against here," and is the first opposition player ever to achieve a Premier League triple at Old Trafford. "We knew it would be difficult if we didn't play our game before the game.

"We are familiar with what it takes for the Premier League to win, it was something we achieved two years ago.

"From pre-season, our minds are set on winning the Premier League. We will do that.

Salah's contract runs out in 2023, and he stated this week that he wants to end his career at Anfield.

Klopp stated that he knew Salah after the match and wanted him to stay at the club where the Premier League was won in 2019. This came a year after he lifted the Champions League.

Klopp said that Klopp enjoys football and that United will continue to win. This was their largest win over United since the 1925 Anfield 5-0 victory.