In the first European showdown with their fiercest rivals, Liverpool overwhelmed Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield. So resounding was the performance, the only thing the Reds have to regret is that they did not take an even greater advantage into next week’s second leg at Old Trafford.

Since the heartbreaking cup final loss, Liverpool have looked like a side that are finally finding their feet and finding ways to win too. With three wins on the spin and time to prepare for the next fixture, Liverpool may be gathering much-needed momentum.

The scoreline here does not even begin to suggest the Reds’ dominance and Anfield erupted in support. Delivering such a convincing display only stirred the supporters into even greater scenes.

Liverpool have looked wildly inconsistent all season long but they are starting to put a run of form together and this performance should only fill the club with confidence.

Here are four findings from the match.

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