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First there is a minute of applause for Cristiano Ronaldo, then sporting brilliance from Liverpool FC. The Reds remain on the road for four titles. United coach Ralf Rangnick, on the other hand, feels ashamed.

After a night of football with great emotion, the emotional state of Jürgen Klopp and Ralf Rangnick were very different.

Liverpool manager Klopp is on his way to four titles after a furious 4-0 victory and said with pride: “It was a really good evening for everyone with a Liverpool heart.” To Rangnick, for whom the long-awaited Champions League qualifier with Manchester United is becoming increasingly distant after bankruptcy, almost seemed bitter. “It’s embarrassing, frustrating and humiliating,” he said. United had already clearly lost the first game in Manchester with 0: 5.

Spectators express their sympathy in the stadium

Far from all sports rivalries, there was an exciting moment at Anfield early in the evening. Fans of both teams applauded for 60 seconds for Cristiano Ronaldo in the 7th minute of the game, trying to give consolation to the Portuguese football star. This is how the fans expressed their support for Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez after the severe blow of fate.

“This is exactly how football should be – all rivalries aside at this point,” said Klopp. “There’s only one thing that matters and that was really a class show.” 37-year-old Ronaldo mourns the loss of their son with his partner. The wording in a statement suggested he did not survive the birth of the twins. “Only the birth of our daughter gives us the strength to have a little hope and joy in the moment,” he said. “It’s the worst that can happen,” said coach Rangnick.

The Reds continue with fourfold chances

The human tragedy about Ronaldo, who was not in the game, comes at a time when things are difficult for United at the sporting level. For the Champions League semi-finalists, Liverpool, you were just some kind of sparring partner on Tuesday. Luis Diaz (5th minute), double goal scorer Mohamed Salah (22/85) and Sadio Mané (68) scored for the Reds, who still have a chance of four trophies – four -.

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“It is also an extraordinary situation because Manchester United are not in a good mood and have played more or less without the usual midfield,” said Klopp. The Daily Mail quoted United as saying: “They were not beaten here, they were expelled.” The Manchester Evening News had seen “Liverpool’s best team in decades” and “Manchester United’s worst team in decades”.

An injury to Paul Pogba exacerbates the situation for the former first-class winner. “He pulled the calf muscles,” Rangnick said. “I am afraid he will not be available against Arsenal or Chelsea.” Pogba had to leave the field after only ten minutes.

Rangnick: “Liverpool is six years ahead”

The 63-year-old Rangnick made it clear how much he needs to change in Manchester in order to be able to operate again at Liverpool level in the future. “You just have to accept that they have a six-year lead. When Jürgen Klopp came and all the changes were made, he took the club – and the city – to a whole new level. “This should happen here in the coming years, the transfer windows,” warned Rangnick, who will step down as interim coach after the season and then act as a consultant for United. It was clear to Rangnick that “six, seven, eight, maybe ten new players” would have to come.

According to media reports, his successor will be Dutchman Erik ten Hag. According to the Guardian, Ten Hag should take a three-year option contract for a further season and make a final decision on transfers along with the club’s management. In addition, his former club, Ajax Amsterdam, must receive a transfer fee of two million euros.

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