Liverpool Manager Was Happy Cristiano Ronaldo Played the Entire Game in Manchester United’s 5-0 Loss

Published 10/25/2021, 3:18 PM EDT


Liverpool showed the world why they are one of the favourites to win the Premier League this season after they battered fierce rivals Manchester United 5-0. The match was played at Old Trafford (United’s home stadium), and the home crowd was devastated after the massacre, along with Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Despite the one-sided scoreline, there were a few controversial moments in the match. Including an incident where Cristiano Ronaldo fouled Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones. However, it didn’t stop there, and the Portuguese forward took his frustration out on the midfielder by kicking the ball into his stomach.

Jurgen Klopp wanted Cristiano Ronaldo to play the entire match against Liverpool

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Liverpool fans and the manager, Jurgen Klopp, called for a red card for the incident, but the referee only gave Ronaldo a yellow. Speaking after the match, Klopp revealed that he did agree with the decision. His comments would be frustrating for Ronaldo as they suggest that he has lost his ‘fear factor’ for opposition managers.

 

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Of course in the game, it looked like (it could have been). But in the end, I got told that he kicked the ball after the whistle, or whatever. It’s fine. I don’t want Cristiano getting a red card. For me, it looked like (a red card), but I got convinced or got told at least that it was not,” the German manager said.

He would have been very happy with his sides’ dominant display, especially after their struggles last season. Mohamed Salah continued his excellent form and scored a hattrick. He also had an assist to top it all off. On the other hand, United might sack their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after most fans have lost their faith in the Norwegian.

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Manchester United turn to Zinedine Zidane or Antonio Conte for the managerial role.

United the reportedly in talks with Zinedine Zidane. Zidane has previously worked with Ronaldo and Raphael Varane at Real Madrid, and his appointment would also go a long way in improving the performances of Paul Pogba, who is a fan of the manager.

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However, there have also been reports of the club talking to Antonio Conte, but nothing concrete has come of it as of now.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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