There were more talking points before today’s clash between the two traditional rivals In English Football. One, the Epl needed someone to cause Liverpool their first ever defeat in 17 Epl wins, and that winning streak is from counted from last season March when Klopp’s side lost 2-1 to Manchester City.
Two, would Ole’s side get back to winning ways when they last registered a win from three games back before their draw against Liverpool today.
And three, the number of goals this clash would produce knowing very well that Jurgen Klopp’s side in somewhat ever manner have been a free scoring side this season. Meaning Liverpool were expected to beat Manchester United by huge sum of goals.
That would perhaps happen in any Stadium on a better day, but indeed, not at Old Trafford even when Ole manages current affairs. The entire Liverpool team have been pretty bad in terms of results whenever they have visited the Red half of Manchester in their last three seasons.
Though this may be a theory in the minds of United supporters, and final results of the game appeared like a dream game through after Liverpool failed to beat the Red Devils after 90 minutes as the game ended 1-1 at Old Trafford.
Thanks to Marcus Rashford who put Manchester United ahead inside the 36th minute after a nice piece of work from Ashley Young and Scott McTominay. At the final stage of the build-up and the goal, Rashford needed just a touch to divert the ball from the right flank into the net.
Liverpool for most of the minutes they played against United today played below their standard. Not until twenty minutes to full time where Liverpool began to show passion on the ball and started creating chances, Liverpool were generally sloppy and scrappy.
But there is one argument to the poor performance from Liverpool on the day, as one would say United however defended very well, and that was the only thing they needed to do, and in fact, do well to prevent Liverpool from causing havoc against them.
When it was five minutes to full time, substitute Adam Lallana equalized for Liverpool after he had run through United defense and unmarked down the right side to calmly connect the ball into the net following a low cross across United goal area.
The lose ensure that Liverpool’s hundred percent record in the Premier League along with their chase for City’s 18 games winning streak have ended. Their Eight points lead off Manchester City before today’s game against United has reduced to 6 points.