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18th Jan 2016

Liverpool defender claims they “ate” Manchester United

Tom Victor

Few will deny that Manchester United rode their luck to squeak past Liverpool.

Louis van Gaal’s team had just seven shots to Liverpool’s 19 and only one of those was on target, but Wayne Rooney’s effort was enough to guarantee all three points.

And now Reds defender Mamadou Sakho has used a strange analogy to explain his team’s dominance.


“We ate them,” the centre-back reportedly told French TV channel Canal+.

“United were lucky today and they know it. We could hear them shouting in dressing room at half-time.”

Liverpool might have eaten their opponents, but it seems that only served to make United the hungrier side.