Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
(van Dijk 14’, Salah 93′)
Alex started in Liverpool’s crucial 2-0 win over rivals Manchester United at Anfield as the England international was heavily involved in an end to end game on Sunday afternoon.
The central midfielder’s energy and enthusiasm was vital for a Liverpool side constantly pressing their opponents who often looked flat-footed as Virgil van Dijk’s early header set the tone for the world champions to push onto victory as Mohamed Salah’s injury-time strike sealed the three points.
Alex completed more tackles (5) than any player on the pitch before the time of his substitution in the 67th minute, along with a successful pass rate of 92% as the 26-year-old was fundamental in transitioning defence into attack for the hosts.
What Does This Mean?
Liverpool’s unassailable lead continues to grow stronger with Raheem’s Manchester City dropping points in a 2-2 home draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Alex’s team are now 16 points clear of the defending champions with a game in hand.
The Reds now travel to the Molineux Stadium on Thursday night, taking on sixth-place Wolves with kick-off at 8pm.