Liverpool have suffered a big blow to their ambitions of a top four finish in the English Premier League after a dismal 0-0 draw at home to Southampton this afternoon.
The Reds had the chances to win the game, most notably through a penalty taken by James Milner, which was saved by the giant Fraser Forster.
It means Manchester United now have the initiative in the race for UEFA Champions League positions, five points behind with two games in hand, ahead of their huge game at the Emirates later today.
Jurgen Klopp’s men fought to the death of the game, hitting the bar in injury time, but ultimately couldn’t break down a dogged Southampton defence that did well to shut down the Liverpool frontline.
With just two games left for Liverpool, they really need to pick up maximum points against West Ham and Middlesbrough or risk seeing their season come off the rails right at the end of the campaign.
Manchester United fans were of course delighted and took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
Nice to see Liverpool drop points today, come on united let's get the 3 points! And get wenger sacked #mufc
— Danny (@ITS_MR_D) May 7, 2017
Again Liverpool leaves us an open door into the Top4 #mufc come on United!!!!
— Kabza (@kblkhunou) May 7, 2017
Liverpool’s draw makes the job clear for #MUFC. Win our last 4 PL games and top 4 finish is confirmed. ????
— Michael Carter (@MCARTER82) May 7, 2017
Top 4 is back in our hands…
Only Liverpool could 'Let it slip' like this ????????????#MUFC
— Billy Meredith (@UrmstonLordMUFC) May 7, 2017
Poor stuff from Liverpool. Hope united are in the mood to take advantage. #mufc
— Andy Hearn (@AndyHearn09) May 7, 2017
Liverpool draw, so somehow united are still in the race for top 4, let's go #MUFC
— Jordan (@JordannBugg) May 7, 2017
Liverpool held at Anfield, top four is back in our hands! #MUFC
— Sahil Oberoi (@SahilOberoi1) May 7, 2017
This Liverpool result is perfect for Jose's team talk, I still believe United can win the Europa Cup and still finish in the top four #mufc
— TURTLE (@talkingmoses_) May 7, 2017