Liverpool, Man united play drab draw at Anfield

Liverpool, Man united play drab draw at Anfield

Liverpool and Manchester United played out a 0-0 draw in the much-awaited Premier League clash on Sunday evening. 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made a single change, recalling Xherdan Shaqiri into the team, starting alongside Thiago Alcantara and Georginio Wijnaldum. 

Ole Gunnar, on the other hand, made three changes to the starting team, parading a four-man midfield featuring Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, and Scott McTominay. 

Both sides started brightly, but it was Klopp's Reds who exerted their authority in the opening 25 minutes, coming closer to scoring on a number of occasions. 

The first real chance of the match fell to Manchester United, but Bruno Fernandes' free-kick from the edge of the box whistled inches wide of the left post.

Despite the hosts dominating the opening half, Liverpool had nothing to show going into the break. 

The second period was an evenly balanced affair, with Liverpool's front three unable to break down a solid Manchester United defense. 

Instead, it was the visitors who came closest to grabbing the lead in the 75th minute as Rashford darted into the box and found Shaw on the overlap on the left of the box, who in turn centered it for Fernandes eight yards out, but his low first-time effort was saved by Alisson's feet. 

Liverpool hit back almost immediately as Thiago beat Fred and found some space 20 yards out and looked to find the top right corner, but De Gea made a fine save to keep the scores at 0-0. 

Pogba then came closest once again with a fine effort, which found Alisson at the right place to make a reflex save. 

Despite their efforts, the match ended in a draw, which was their sixth in the last nine meetings. 

United stayed at the top following the stalemate, two points ahead of Klopp's Liverpool, who are in second.