Liverpool reasserted their authority against bitter North West rivals Manchester United in remarkable fashion on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick and Naby Keita and Diogo Jota also netted as the Reds beat the 10-man Europa League finalists 5-0.

The result means Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in 22 games in all competitions and remain just a point behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

But there was plenty that went unnoticed or under the radar during the 90 minutes at Old Trafford.

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Ronaldo on the Virg

Cristiano Ronaldo hasn't exactly make himself overly popular with Liverpool supporters throughout his career.

And the petulant Portuguese was at it again at the weekend, lucky not to be sent off when aiming a kick at the prone Curtis Jones just before half-time.

The visiting players were less than impressed, not least Virgil van Dijk who raced up to the Manchester United before knocking him backwards with a flick of his left shoulder.

It was probably the closest Ronaldo got to the Liverpool defender all match.

Ibou-hoo for Fernandes

That flashpoint prompted a right old rumpus as United lost their collective rag in the face of such a comprehensive humiliation.

That, then, gave Ibrahima Konate an opportunity to further exert his dominance over the home side by giving a meaty shove in the back to Bruno Fernandes as tempers flared.

Konate had already left Ronaldo on his backside earlier and also gave short shrift to Fred, laughing off the attentions of the United midfielder.

Very much the correct way to start going about making yourself popular among Liverpool supporters, that.

Cheers for Cristiano

Speaking of which, the 3,000-strong travelling support were having the time of their lives as Liverpool romped to their record-breaking triumph.

All the old favourites were aired, while even boyhood Reds fan Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was serenaded - albeit not in a manner he'd have appreciated.

Strangely, though, perhaps the largest - or at least funniest - cheer of the afternoon came shortly after Ronaldo had netted a consolation for the home side, only for it to be rightly scrubbed off after a VAR check.

Ronaldo's response has not been recorded for posterity.

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Pogba blues

It wasn't just Paul Pogba's hair that was blue at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The player himself was left feeling down in the dumps after his cameo from the bench was abruptly cut short by a poor challenge on Naby Keita that resulted in a red card.

And the momentary rueful smile on the face of the France international as he began the long walk back to the dressing room underlined he knew what had happened.

It was about the only grin from anyone associated with Manchester United all afternoon.