Phillips: ‘Derby victory takes Liverpool closer to a top-four finish’

Fri 14 May 2021 | 7:35

Liverpool needed to come from behind to earn their first win at Old Trafford since 2014 and have their hopes revived for a top-four finish.

After a 10th-minute goal from Bruno Fernandes, which was netted thanks to a deflection from Nat Phillips, Liverpool needed to come from behind to earn their first win at Old Trafford since 2014.

Jota scored the equalizer for the Reds in the 34th minute before Liverpool taking the lead right before the half-time whistle with a goal from Roberto Firmino.

The Brazilian doubled Liverpool’s lead over their arch-rival in the 47th-minute before Marcus Rashford gave comeback hopes to the Red Devils in the 68th-minute. 

However, a late goal from Mohamed Salah sealed Liverpool a 4-2 away Premier League victory over Manchester United on Thursday.


The 24-year-old centre-back, Nat Phillips, who was among the Liverpool stars despite his involvement in United’s opener, told

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: "I think we started quite slow, we knew we still had an extra gear.

"It was a rollercoaster. It was a strange game. It was an ugly match but we had to make it that way at the end to make sure we got the result. It was a big night for us.

On their top-four hopes, the English defender added: "It takes us closer [to the top four]. It's another three points. It's no secret what our objective is and that's to win all our remaining games. We can enjoy it tonight but focus is on the next game.

"We can't look away from our camp. We can't have an effect on that. We have to concentrate on doing our jobs. It's something to build on and learn from. We need to take confidence from it."


source: Sky Sports