Liverpool dismantled Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

And many watching the rout may not be aware it’s been 85 years since the Reds managed to score five at United’s home ground.

Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah scored a magnificent hat-trick with goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota completing the demolition.

Strangely, the way the game went was not too dissimilar to the last time Liverpool bagged five against United in Salford, back in 1936!

Manchester United legend Matt Busby started for Liverpool in November 1936 as Liverpool ran out 5-2 winners.

It was Busby’s second season at Liverpool, having joined from Manchester City in 1935. He was with the Reds until the second of the Second World War.

A hat-trick from striker Fred Howe shows that history really can just repeat itself.

George Patterson was the Liverpool manager at the time, and his side, like Jurgen Klopp’s, went into the break with a 4-0 advantage.

Howe completed his hat-trick after the break but United did manage to steal a couple goals as the game wound down – unlike Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Bootle boy Alf Hanson scored one of the other two goals that day.

Harry Eastham, just weeks after joining the club from Blackpool, scored the other. One of just three league goals of his Liverpool career.

With Liverpool’s title charge this season, they needed to secure three points on the weekend.

The game in 1936 had similar stakes but at the other end of the table.

Liverpool secured a vital two points – what a win was worth back then – and managed to avoid relegation that season.

The Reds finished the season 18th, just three points ahead of Manchester United.

The Red Devils were relegated to the second division, alongside Sheffield Wednesday.

Liverpool have never scored more than five goals at Old Trafford. Though the Reds have put seven past United at Anfield a number of times.

Even then, you still have to go back to 1916 for that result.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will next face Manchester United at Anfield in March.

(Photo via Fotocollectie Anefo – Creative Commons Licence)