Liverpool now have to turn their attention to playing Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, after thrashing Maribor in the Champions League.
That’s according to pundit Alan McInally, who said that Spurs are a far harder side to break down and beat than Man United, who Liverpool of course drew with – and that Mourinho’s men were there for the taking in a way Spurs will not be.
“This will be their sternest test (of the season so far),” the Express report McInally said.
“I know they were a little disappointed they didn’t edge out Manchester United at the weekend.
“I did the game for Sky, 0-0, and it was an okay 0-0. But I think at the weekend it will be even more of a challenge for Liverpool.
“Scoring seven goals does wonders for your confidence, no question.
“But they are playing a team in Spurs that are quite simply looking as good as they’ve ever done under Pochettino.
“It will be a good game at the weekend. Fingers crossed for Liverpool fans that they take this 7-0 into the weekend and maybe get a couple of goals.
“But I can only see a Tottenham win.”
Arguably the only reason Liverpool didn’t actually beat Manchester United is because of David De Gea, who pulled off a world class save and showed he is the best in the world at the minute.
Another keeper who’s been getting the plaudits is Spurs stopper Hugo Lloris, who showed just what he can do against Real Madrid, and had the majority of people drooling over his performance.
Lloris will want to carry that on against Liverpool this weekend, with Spurs eyeing their own title challenge, and it’s not just Lloris who will have to be in top form.
Simon Mignolet – should he be recalled for the Premier League game as expected – will have to be at his very best to stop Harry Kane et al, and the leaky Liverpool defence will come up against their biggest test since Manchester City destroyed them.