Manchester United’ goalkeeper David de Gea catches the ball throughout the match at Anfield in Liverpool on Sunday. AFP
Manchester United held onto high spot within the Premier League after grinding out a dour 0-0 draw at title rivals Liverpool, whereas Tanguy Ndombele’s beautiful strike sealed Tottenham’s 3-1 win at Sheffield United on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect had the higher probabilities in a surprisingly subdued conflict between two of English soccer’s bitterest rivals.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker saved properly from Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba within the second half, however neither aspect deserved to win.
United are three factors away from third positioned Liverpool and two forward of second positioned Leicester.
United are high after the New 12 months for the primary time since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013 because of 9 wins in an 12-match unbeaten run.
Mohamed Salah in motion with Bruno Fernandes. Reuters
Leaving Anfield unscathed is a strong end result for United as they chase a primary title in eight years, however they could really feel it was a missed alternative to pile stress on injury-hit Liverpool given their latest struggles.
It’s the first time these two outdated foes have been concerned in a title race collectively since 2009 when United, then at their peak, held off Liverpool’s problem.
However there was little really feel of a seismic encounter as each groups largely performed with the handbrake on at an empty and silent Anfield.
Liverpool are properly in need of the dynamic type that carried them to the title final season and the Champions League in 2019. Jurgen Klopp’s staff have now gone 4 league video games with no win and are with no purpose of their final three top-flight matches.
Liverpool defender Joel Matip wasn’t match sufficient to function, so Jordan Henderson needed to play as a makeshift centre-back alongside fellow midfielder Fabinho.
Regardless of that setback, Liverpool dominated a cautious first half with over 65 per cent of the possession.
They lacked a innovative within the remaining third and Roberto Firmino shot broad earlier than Mohamed Salah volleyed over.
It took United 34 minutes to have a shot they usually nearly took the lead from it as Bruno Fernandes whipped his free-kick inches broad.