Five photos that sum up Liverpool’s draw with Manchester United
Of all the classic Liverpool-Manchester United clashes over the past decades, it is fair to say that last nights meeting at Anfield will not be one for the scrapbook.
It was a dreary stalemate draw on a cold night in Merseyside as neither the home side or visitors Manchester United did anything to threaten each others goal – with the closest effort being a trademark long range effort from Phillipe Coutinho which was saved well by David De Gea.
Besides that, there was little for the highlight reel. Jose Mourinho set up his side – with the surprise inclusions of Marouane Fellaini and Ashley Young – to stop Liverpool’s well documented high pressing style of play, and it worked to a tee.
The Red Devil’s often had ten men behind the ball and continually frustrated the home side who were unable to break down their visitor’s midfield and back four. It was a fixture that was oddly reminiscent of Chelsea’s shut down of Liverpool under Mourinho only a few seasons back, without the Demba Ba goal of course.
Carragher, Neville and Giggs will have a tough time trying to pick this one apart tonight in the post match analysis. Here are five images we think sum up the game …