Jurgen Klopp's men still need to win their remaining three games to remain in the Premier League's top four, but cleared the biggest hurdle in their path with a first victory away to United since 2014. Roberto Firmino scored twice either side of half-time after Jota cancelled out Bruno Fernandes's early opener for the home side. Marcus Rashford's strike set up a grandstand finish, but Mohamed Salah secured a vital win in the final minute as Liverpool moved up to fifth in the table.
The clash between English football's two most successful clubs had been postponed 11 days ago as United fans stormed the pitch and clashed with police amid protests against the club's owners. A peaceful protest took place before kick-off as supporters again voiced their anger at the Glazer family. Anger towards the Americans has been reignited by United's part in a failed European Super League (ESL) project.