Rio Ferdinand tells Manchester United not to get bogged down by Liverpool defeat
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has told the Manchester United players not to get bogged down by the monumental loss against Liverpool.
We visited Anfield on Sunday (5 March) in the Premier League. After a closely contested first half, the Merseysiders devastated the Red Devils as the match ended 7-0, handing the Old Trafford side one of their heaviest defeats.
“We’ve been pulverised. That was a massacre. An absolute massacre at Anfield. That’s all you can call it. The players will be feeling embarrassed.
“[Erik] ten Hag, man… If I was him, the team would know I would be upset but one of the main points would be do not let this derail your season now. You come back in tomorrow, you get back to work, you look at what went wrong and then you go to Southampton at Old Trafford.”
In the first half, the Red Devils managed to keep Liverpool at bay for the most part. We also created a couple of chances but failed to capitalise on them.
Just before the break, Cody Gakpo gave the Merseysiders the lead. Subsequently, the Anfield side took over in the second half. The Holland international, along with Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah, scored a brace.
As the scoreboard kept ticking in Jurgen Klopp’s team’s favour, the Old Trafford side’s players looked more and more dejected. Emotions got the better of some towards the end of the game.
At the start of the season, United were seemingly down and out after the defeats to Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford. Thankfully, the Ten Hag was able to steady the ship.
We also suffered a similar damaging defeat versus Manchester City in the game at the Etihad Stadium. Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored hat-tricks as the Sky Blues beat us 6-3.
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The Old Trafford side are still in a relatively good position in the league table. Hopefully, the Red Devils will pull their socks up and learn from the defeat to Liverpool. We still have the Europa League, FA Cup and a top-four spot to play for.