Liverpool added some confidence to the potential Champions League bid as they came from behind to win at Old Trafford over Manchester United, 4-2.
“Great fight, good game, intense – all derbies should be – and my first win at Old Trafford,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said. “Good timing I would say. We needed it. We deserved it. All good.”
Liverpool moved up to No. 5 in the Premier League table, four points off the top four with a game in hand.
Most important of all, Leicester City and Chelsea match up next week in league action.
“We are still in the game, in the race,” Klopp added. “That is all we could have done tonight. It is very intense. We have to recover quickly and go again.”
It was United that struck the back of the net first as defender Nat Phillips deflected a Bruno Fernandes shot for a score.
United just weren’t able to keep up the early momentum, though, as Liverpool evened the match in the 34th minute (Diogo Jota).
The star of the match was Roberto Firmino (45’+3″, 47′) as his brace helped to turn things around in seemingly a blink of an eye.
Liverpool come out on top at Old Trafford vs Manchester United for the first time since 2014.
Keeping the season alive would be an understatement in this situation.