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Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool were lucky when coming against Cristiano Ronaldo during 5-0 United thrashing

Arjun Singh Devgan
Jurgen Klopp led his Liverpool side to a 5-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League
Jurgen Klopp led his Liverpool side to a 5-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages
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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his side were dealt a stroke of luck when Cristiano Ronaldo's goal was ruled out for offside in the second half during their 5-0 thrashing of Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Liverpool were cruising at 5-0 when Ronaldo's striker went past Alisson only for it to be chalked off for offside following a VAR intervention. Klopp for his part believed that they were lucky not let United get on the scoresheet and even give them a sniff of a comeback.

"The results yes (perfect). Bruno Fernandes had a chance early on but we were incredibly clinical. We put them under pressure with out high press and it was phenomenal. As the opponent you cannot gain confidence or momentum," he said post the game.

“We know the story of United this season, but 4-0 makes it tricky. 5-0, come on, control it and try to get through it. It was not about humiliating anybody. The game was decided then we have to bring it home, when it was pretty much over don't give them a chance but we did when we let Cristiano Ronaldo score but it was offside so we were lucky.

"We wanted to write our own chapters in the history book and this was another," the German added.

Liverpool were sensational on the night aided by a hat-trick from Mohamed Salah, with the win taking them to second in the league table, with 21 points from nine games - one point behind table toppers, Chelsea.

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