The Reds thumped Manchester United on Sunday with a 5-0 thrashing of goals from Naby Keita, Diogo Jota and Salah. Score a hat-trick in this game.
The Egyptian star’s record in this game makes him the first player in history to score a hat-trick at Old. Trafford in the English Premier League game.
As for the latest player to score a hat-trick here. Before becoming Salah, Ronaldo “R9” in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final in the 2002/03 second leg of the 2002/03 season. At Real Madrid, they lost 3-4 but combined the results of the two games, “Real Madrid” won 6-5.
In their next game, Manchester United visit Spurs next week. While Liverpool visit Preston in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
By contrast, United’s hopes of a first league title since 2013 already look over as they remain eight points off the leaders.
That gap is likely to grow in the coming weeks with Tottenham and City to come in the next fortnight before an international break.
Whether Solskjaer will still be in charge come November is now in serious doubt. As he has completely failed to form a balanced team from a talented collection of star players.
The Norwegian will wonder what might have been had Bruno Fernandes not fired over a glorious chance to open the scoring on three minutes.
But soon the defensive cracks that have blighted United’s season began to appear. Salah teed up Keita to open the floodgates after just five minutes with a composed low finish past David de Gea.
United came from 2-0 down at the break to beat Atalanta 3-2 in the Champions League on Wednesday.