Jurgen Klopp applauds the fans.

The crazy Premier League table since Liverpool thrashed Man Utd 7-0…

Earlier this year, Liverpool ran out as 7-0 winners against Manchester United at Anfield and both clubs have seemingly gone in opposite directions since that result.

Jurgen Klopp’s side weren’t at their best during the first half of the 2022-23 season, but they managed to pick up the pace after January. Liverpool went unbeaten in their final 11 matches of the season and set the groundwork for what has been an eye-catching campaign this time around.

Undoubtedly, Liverpool’s best result of the season was their 7-0 hammering of United back in March. Mohamed Salah stole the show with a hat-trick and Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino also managed to get themselves on the scoresheet.

“Manchester United were so bad in that second half and Liverpool were so good,” Jamie Carragher said to Sky Sports after the game. “Liverpool felt like the way they were a few years ago.

“[It was] just a shock all round for Manchester United. When you see Liverpool put in a performance like that, you think how have they been that bad for that much of the season.”

Despite the humiliation for Erik ten Hag’s side, they ultimately got the last laugh as they managed to beat Liverpool to a spot in the top four.

There’s no denying Ten Hag did a good job in his debut season with the Red Devils, although there have been some big bumps along the road, especially away from home. United suffered heavy away defeats to Liverpool, Manchester City and Brentford throughout the season as Ten Hag’s side often struggled to find their best form on the road.

Fast forward to this season and the gap between United and Liverpool now stands at 10 points. Klopp’s side have been ruthless in the opening months and deservedly sit at the top of the tree with 37 points from 16 matches.

While United have shown some glimpses of quality, they have underwhelmed for large portions of the season so far. Ten Hag’s side travel to Anfield this weekend and they will surely be keen to put the record straight from last time.

To illustrate the gap between both sides, take a look at how the Premier League table shapes up since Liverpool beat United 7-0 in March earlier this year.

Note: all teams have played 30 games unless otherwise specified.

1. Liverpool – 65 points, GD +37 
2. Manchester City – 62 points, GD +40 (played 28)
3. Aston Villa – 62 points, GD +27 (played 29)
4. Arsenal – 57 points, GD +29 (played 28)
5. Newcastle – 56 points, GD +29
6. Manchester United – 53 points, GD -1
7. Brighton – 50 points, GD +10 (played 31)
8. Tottenham – 45 points, GD +7 (played 28)
9. Brentford – 43 points, GD +6 (played 31)
10. West Ham – 41 points, GD -7 (played 29)
11. Everton – 38 points, GD -4 (played 29)
12. Bournemouth – 37 points, GD -16 (played 29)
13. Fulham – 34 points, GD -3 (played 29)
14. Crystal Palace – 34 points, GD -6 (played 29)
15. Wolves – 33 points, GD -16 (played 28)
16. Chelsea – 29 points, GD -8 (played 29)
17. Nottingham Forest – 27 points, GD -17

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