The outcome will nonetheless be a aid for Jurgen Klopp’s facet, which wanted a late Adam Lallana aim to salvage a draw after Marcus Rashford had put United in entrance within the first half.
United, now with out a victory in 4 Premier League video games, will really feel aggrieved it could not muster a much-needed victory having dominated giant elements of the sport and held the lead till the ultimate 5 minutes.
The draw sees Liverpool with a six-point lead on the high of the desk, whereas United languishes in 13th the place a win would have moved the house facet as much as eighth.
“We have come to Previous Trafford and we have some extent — we would in all probability have taken that at first of the season,” Lallana instructed Sky Sports activities.
“Have been nonetheless unbeaten and large positives contemplating we did not play our greatest.
“We study, we transfer on, we have a sport mid-week (towards Genk within the Champions League) from time to time Spurs at Anfield on the weekend.”
VAR comes into play
Regardless of having much less possession, United created the sport’s finest alternatives and was rewarded after 36 minutes when Daniel James whipped in a well-placed cross into the trail of Rashford, who poked his shot previous Alisson.
The opener wasn’t with out controversy, nevertheless, as a video assistant referee (VAR) evaluate was wanted to substantiate Rashford’s winner. After a test to find out whether or not Victor Lindelof fouled Divock Origi within the build-up, it was allowed to face.
VAR was once more referred to as upon minutes later to rule out a possible Liverpool equalizer when Sadio Mané was adjudged to have dealt with the ball earlier than slotting a shot previous David de Gea.
Liverpool was with out star striker Mo Salah, who suffered an ankle damage through the worldwide break, and the Egyptian’s absence was felt up entrance the place the Reds lacked attacking impetus.
The guests struggled to create possibilities within the second half, however the breakthrough ultimately got here when Andy Robertson’s cross discovered Adam Lallana in house on the again publish and the substitute tapped in for his first aim in practically 18 months.
Liverpool pressed for a winner within the sport’s closing levels as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got here shut with a long-range effort.
His shot drifted extensive of the right-hand publish and the sport ended a draw.
“For me, we deserved the three factors,” Rashford instructed Sky Sport after the sport.
“I do not suppose they did sufficient to get a draw out of the sport or a win. So in fact it is disappointing nevertheless it’s soccer, these sort of issues can occur. It was clearly a giant alternative missed, a giant event for the gamers, for the followers, and we simply fell quick.
“I believe now midweek we are able to hopefully get a win (towards Serbian facet FK Partizan) and that may begin a bit of run for us and that is what we’re seeking to now.”