Manchester United slammed as 'embarrassing' by Roy Keane following Liverpool thumping

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The Reds scored six times after the break to condemn United to their heaviest defeat since 1931.

Cody Gakpo broke the deadlock late in the first half before two goals apiece from Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah, who became Liverpool's record Premier League scorer, another one for Gakpo and a Roberto Firmino effort earned Liverpool their biggest ever win over their bitter rivals. Former United skipper Keane told Sky Sports: "It's obviously a very, very bad day, shocking day, really. The goal just before half-time and the second half. "United, the senior players were… use all the words, embarrassing, didn't show any leadership skills, particularly the senior players. The goals they gave away were shocking. "Tough, tough day for United. Thank God, I've never been part of a team that's been beaten by that much playing for Manchester United. "The players will be embarrassed, they'll no doubt be ashamed of their performance. Particularly the second half when the going got tough, they just went missing. To give up that many goals…"

United remain third in the Premier League but trail league leaders Arsenal by 14 points.

The Red Devils are still four points above Tottenham and seven points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool. Erik ten Hag's men will return to action on Thursday when they take on Real Betis in the opening leg of their Europa League round-of-16 tie.

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