Liverpool have proven again that they are simply unstoppable in the Premier League. The Reds took on bitter rivals Man United and beat Solskjaer’s side 2-0 to maintain their unbeaten run.
After taking an early lead, Klopp’s men had several attempts to kill off the game but had two goals ruled out and missed several opportunities. The Anfield side had to wait until stoppage time for their second goal and what a moment of magic it was.
Solskjaer’s side piled on the pressure in their search of an equalizer. After a poor attempt landed safely in Alisson’s hands, the Brazilian goalkeeper noticed that the Red Devils defenders had pushed up high and launched a brilliant pass to Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian picked up the ball in Liverpool’s own half, held Daniel James off the ball, and slotted past De Gea and into the back of the net to credit Alisson with a spectacular assist. Then came the moment everyone loved: despite being the furthest man from Man United’s goal, Alisson ran the entire length of the pitch and was the first player to celebrate with the goalscorer. Check out the best tweets below.
Check out Alisson's celebration (video is geo-restricted)
ALISSON ASSIST AND FIRST TO CELEBRATE WITH SALAH— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 19, 2020
ALISSON ASSISTS SALAH THEN CELEBRATES WITH HIM FIRST TOO— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) January 19, 2020
Alisson with the assist of the season.— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) January 19, 2020
Alisson assist. Salah has his top off.— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) January 19, 2020
ALISSON THE FIRST TO SALAH IT'S REINA AND N'GOG ALL OVER AGAIN— Will (@lfcwiII) January 19, 2020
Alisson's pass sets up Mo Salah for the second that finishes it. The goalkeeper runs the length of the field to join in the celebrations and who can blame him?— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) January 19, 2020
Alisson launches a long kick over the top, Mo runs onto it and eventually slots past De Gea.— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) January 19, 2020
Alisson does a Reina and runs the length of the pitch to celebrate.
That ball from Alisson was absolute filth. FILTH.— Aaron West (@oeste) January 19, 2020
Alisson has gone full on Pepe Reina there!!!!— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) January 19, 2020
And for the first time this season, The Kop has broken ranks with Klopp.... a chorus of 'we're gonna win the league' around Anfield...
What a pass from Alisson!! Levels!! #LIVMUN— Rants (@rantsnbants) January 19, 2020
Alisson now has more assists than Jesse Lingard in this season's Premier League.— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) January 19, 2020
It was a memorable strike for the Egyptian forward as he scored against Man United for the first time. The result means the Merseyside giants have now moved 16 points clear at the top.