Roberto Firmino scored twice as Liverpool boosted its hopes of a late push into the top four and Champions League football next season with a 4-2 Premier League win at Manchester United on Thursday.

The fixture, re-arranged after fan protests 10 days ago led to the match being postponed, took place after a massive security operation foiled another attempt at disruption from protesters.

After spending seven hours inside the ground having arrived early to avoid attempts to block their bus, United took a 10th-minute lead when Bruno Fernandes’s shot was deflected past Alisson Becker by the outstretched leg of Nathaniel Phillips.

Premier League highlights: Liverpool beats Manchester United 4-2

Liverpool drew level in the 34th minute when Diogo Jota flicked in a low shot from Phillips and the visitor took the lead on the stroke of half-time thanks to Firmino’s back-post…

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