It ended as a disappointing day for us as Liverpool lost 2-1 to arch-rivals Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday. A win would have seen us leapfrog United into the second-place but it simply wasn’t our day as the hosts clung to three vital points.
Liverpool started on the front-foot and dominated possession, however, creating very little chances. And that domination turned futile as Marcus Rashford twice punished our defensive mistakes in the first-half.
The two United goals set the momentum for the hosts and we just simply failed to find an answer. Although Liverpool pulled one back through an Eric Bailly own goal in the second-half, we purely struggled to display the attacking flair at Old Trafford.
Much was spoken about the threat our fearsome trio carried but United were up to the task, cutting off the supply line to Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
While our midfielders dominated the proceedings in the second-half, the forward line endured an off day, lacking the usual wit and creativity which summed up a disappointing day at Old Trafford.
“Because of the goals they scored, it’s clear,” our manager Jurgen Klopp was quoted by the Telegraph.
“You always can lose a header challenge with Lukaku, that can always happen and there’s a gap in behind and we need to close that. We were in these situations, not there. It made it not easy here so then a lot of OK moments, two good moments we could have finished better, the set pieces were all good.
“I thought second half we chased the game, that’s what you have to do, then scored the goal and yeh, had more chances. I think it was a clear penalty with Fellaini on Sadio. I think we need the right decisions. It was early 2-0 but it didn’t happen and we reacted, that’s our duty, and what we said before the game is true after it. We lost.”
Frustrated with the result, here we bring you the reaction of our fans.
3 missed penalties. Young fouling Salah all game long. Great fight back in the second. But credit to Man U. Clinical from Rashford.
— Dr. Charles (@DrCharlesBrown) March 10, 2018
There is a correlation between Lovren giving interviews before a game and a fuck up in said game. Someone, anyone at the club, please tell him to stfu.
— αVρ (@Ade__Star) March 10, 2018
Can’t blame lovren for that
— Owen (@owen_htfc_lfc) March 10, 2018
lovren didn’t have a bad game all the lads did. Trent needs to be sent back to the u23 for now
— hgnkyg (@bailey_111577) March 10, 2018
If lovren won both of those headers against Lukaku the goals wouldn’t have been there for Rashford.
— ㅤㅤㅤ (@ericftzr) March 10, 2018
It was lovrens fault his positioning when lukaku won those headers was terrible
— AM (@Goatial11) March 10, 2018
We should have had 2 pens, are they going to install VAR already?
— Jad Sadaka (@JadSadaka) March 10, 2018
We got robbed by the refs. How that Valencia handball not a penalty and young pulling Salah in the box.
— Praveen Kumar Prasad (@Praveen86316453) March 10, 2018
— ₁ (@KariusEdition) March 10, 2018
— SBC Trading Tips (@sbc_tips) March 10, 2018
Let’s be honest we should have had 2 penalties at least but Utd deserved this win. Amazing in defence and clinical upfront as for Liverpool poor in defence and poor in midfield and not as clinical up front. Proves we need a creative player shown here
— ⚡️Gerard Delaney⚡️ (@Gerard33Delaney) March 10, 2018
MANE FUCKING AWFUL
— jœrdæñ. (@jordaaaanx) March 10, 2018