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Liverpool must not get carried away after 5-0 win over Man Utd - Jota

Tue 26 October 2021 | 13:26

The Portugal international had played a role in vanquishing Manchester United 5-0 but he insisted that the Reds shouldn’t get carried away.

Liverpool

must not get carried away after their thumping 5-0 victory over

Manchester United

,

Diogo Jota

said.

The Reds have had their biggest ever win against their rivels Red Devils courtesy of

Mohamed Salah

’s hat-trick and

Naby Keita

and Jota’s goals.

It was United’s first time to lose a game with five goals and not finding the target even once since February 1955, when they were beaten 5-0 against Manchester City.

The Portuguese, who provided an assist for Salah’s second goal, revealed that he didn’t expect his side to pull an impressive performance like this with ease.

"

It's hard to dream [about such a win], which is a good thing, to be honest,"

he told Liverpool's official website.

"We always expect a tight game, at least in terms of the result, but I think we were outstanding, especially until 2-0.

"Sometimes things just happen naturally. I think we were of course on our toes, everyone was searching for the space and I think in the end with the two goals coming soon, that helps as well. We were very dangerous and we did a fantastic game.

"In the first 15 minutes we were almost perfect. After that, we conceded a little bit counter-attacks and started losing the ball, but in the end it's a historical result and one for the fans to remember for a while.

"It's historical but we as players, we can't think over our heads. I think it's important that we keep our feet on the floor. It's just three more points; there is a long way to go."

The Reds netted four goals in the first half and scored their fifth soon after the start of the second one, but United’s Paul Pogba received a red card.

During their five away games in the Premier League this season, Jurgen Klopp’s men found the back of the net 19 times, with only Manchester City bettering that tally (20 in 2011-12) and United (20 in 1907-08).

Liverpool kept their fifth clean sheet and Jota was delighted.

"

A clean sheet is always important because if you do that it allows for you just to score one goal and win the game,"

he said.

 "I think that's what we need to fight for because with the quality that we have up front, if we keep that clean sheet then I'm pretty sure we will win the game."

Salah set a club record by meeting the target in 10 consecutive games across all competitions an has scored 106 goals in the Premier League now, surpassing Didier Drogba (104) as an African top goalscorer.

Jota added:

"It is one of those times when every time he touches the ball it seems to end in the back of the net! That is unbelievable for us and I hope that can continue for a while."


source: SportMob

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