Manchester United’s visit to Liverpool ended up being game-of-the-season material, as Anfield witnessed an absolutely insane evening of Football.
As cliche as it may sound, it was a game of 2 halves, both belonging to Liverpool but to varying degrees.
The first half was evenly matched, as both sides created opportunities and showed similar levels of energy.
The Reds did dominate possession of large parts of the first 45, and it paid off right near the end, as Cody Gakpo calmly drifted inside Raphael Varane and slotted in a sublime strike to give Liverpool the lead.
In stark contrast to the first, the second half was a one-sided affair, as the home side began to run riot.
The goal fest began with a headed goal from Darwin Nunez, who has now scored 4 goals in his last 5 appearances.
Gakpo pitched in with the third shortly after, he produced a deft chip to beat De Gea in goal, following a stunning bit of skill from Mohamed Salah.
A brace from Salah, another headed effort from Nunez, and an instinctive finish from Firmino made up the rest of the goals, concluding a humiliating night for Manchester United at Anfield.
The match provided plenty of talking points, chief among them being a sensational display from Mo Salah.
Fans online also took an interest in a neat little moment between Nunez and Gakpo, which occurred right after the Dutchman opened the scoring.
As part of Liverpool’s newly constructed front three, Gakpo and Nunez are finally beginning to find their element, and their display against United was perhaps their most cohesive one yet.
The pair did well to play off each other on numerous occasions, and also kept rotating positions throughout the game.
There were visible signs of chemistry between the duo, and the moment in the discussion was definitely the biggest indication.
After Gakpo’s strike hit the net, the pair appeared to execute their own signature celebration.
Likely born out of an inside joke, or maybe improvised on the spot, the celebration saw the Uruguayan mimic trimming Gakpo’s hair, before lifting up his arms to allow the Dutchman to do the same to his armpit hair.
The bizarre celebration has left many fans confused, and even we have no clue regarding exactly what they attempted to do.
The duo came together for another celebration later in the game, on this occasion, it appeared to be a playful bit of gesturing followed by an embrace.
The meaning behind them both seems to be lost on everyone, if ever there was a need for some context, this is it.
If this does end up being a routine celebration for Nunez and Gakpo, fans will likely demand a bit of explanation. Until then, all there is to do is speculate.