Liverpool sent another reminder that talk of their demise may be premature as they smashed Manchester United by a record margin at home.
Two goals each from Cody Gakpo, Mohamed Salah, and Darwin Nunez and one from Roberto Firmino succumbed Manchester United to their worst defeat ever in the Premier League era.
United, who have looked formidable under Erik ten Hag, looked up to the challenge in the opening stages of the competition before the game changed in a matter of minutes.
The two teams traded chances early in the first half with United slightly more adventurous but that all changed in the 43rd minute when Andy Robertson found Gakpo who expertly fired a curling shot past David De Gea to open the scoring.
The Reds used the momentum to push for another goal after the break which came after just two minutes following the restart with Nunez heading the ball past De Gea.
Just three minutes later the game was practically over when Salah led a swift counter-attack from United’s corner which ended with Gakpo notching his second goal of the evening.
Liverpool then heaped more misery on the visitors with Salah firing in his first goal in the 66th minute before Nunez headed in their fifth in the 75th.
There was still time for Salah to add his second and Firmino to find the target as well and complete the 7-0 scoreline.
The win takes Liverpool to the cusp of Champions League places with the Red sitting 5th in the league table with 42 points while Manchester United remain third with 49 points from 25 games but their unlikely charge for the title looks over.