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Liverpool vs Manchester United took top billing in the Premier League this weekend, but there was a host of eye-catching action around Europe.

The biggest headlines from the weekend came from Anfield, where Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1 to return to the top of the league and heap more misery on Jose Mourinho.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch from around the world, starting on Merseyside.

Xherdan Shaqiri


Christian Tello

The best free-kick you will see for some time.

Jeremy Mathieu

Forget what we just said.

Lionel Messi

Just the hat-trick and two assists for Messi in Barcelona’s 5-0 win at Levante. Turns out he’s really good.

Gerard Pique

Playing centre-back for Barcelona looks really fun.

Borrusia Dortmund

Playing football for Borussia Dortmund looks really fun.

Marouane Fellaini

No need, Marouane.

Charlie Austin

This has all the aesthetics of a struggling side upsetting one of the big boys with a late goal. Well in, lads.

Robin Olsen

Oh no, ‘keeper.

Neil Shipperley

The former Chelsea striker is clearly living his best life.

Roy Keane

What we would give to see Christmas Day at Roy Keane’s.

READ: A forensic analysis of every Roy Keane comment on Liverpool v Man Utd

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