Untied moved to the top of the table on Wednesday night, coming from behind to beat Fulham 2-1.
That was the third lead change in less than 24 hours after Leicester and Man City both had a taste at the summit following wins.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were the last of the title chasers to play in midweek, but failed to match the others, as they were beaten 1-0 by the Clarets.
It was the champions’ first home defeat since 2017 and continued their sudden downturn in form that has seen them fail to win in their last five league encounters.
During that time, Liverpool have managed just one goal, with concerns around their much vaunted front-three.
A miserable night for the Reds was only compounded further by United legend Gary Neville’s latest bout of social media trolling.
Firstly, the Sky Sports pundit took a close up picture of his eyes to resemble the popular emoji.
Shortly after that, he posted: “Football on Thursday Nights ain’t that bad,” in reference to his old side’s upcoming Europa League campaign.
In contrast to Liverpool, who are struggling for form, United have been flying, having not lost in the league since the start of November.
And while Klopp has claimed his side can’t even think about the title, Neville’s old teammate Rio Ferdinand believes United are set to stick around in the title race.
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“Given the change in the teams at the top, Leicester and then Man City just before this game, in terms of the character and the mindset, this tells me that this Man United are here to stay, they’re here to fight for this league,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
“They’re here to try and win this Premier League.
“Whether you’re going to try and win the league or trying to get out of the relegation zone, the key word is always momentum. Manchester United have that in abundance at the moment.
“They’re in a rich vein of form, players are gaining more confidence week in, week out.”
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