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The battle of the Reds turned out to be a bit of a dampener as Liverpool and Manchester United played out a 0-0 draw. The Reds were the favourites for the game but a well-drilled Jose Mourinho side ensured Liverpool did not come out of the game with the three points.

The first half was a bit of a miss for both sides as the defences stood firm and barely provided a chance to either attack. The second half saw Liverpool ramp up the pressure but David de Gea ensured nothing would get passed him.

This was a missed chance for the Reds as they knew a win could have taken them level on points at the top. Still, this is a better result than last season where they lost both games in the league.

We look back at the game and provide the ratings for the Reds.

Loris Karius – 6/10

The German goalkeeper had a few nervous moments with the ball at his feet and also stumbled to cope the aerial balls. Klopp will have to fix this issue with the keepers soon.

James Milner – 7/10

A battling performance by Milner, many expected him to be torn apart by Marcus Rashford’s pace but the Englishman did well even though he was subject to a few brutal hits.

Dejan Lovren – 7/10

The Croatian barely had anything to do in the game and it was an easy night for him.

Joel Matip – 7/10

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The former Schalke man did well to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic quiet and ensured there wasn’t a lot of worries in defence. He had his physical battles with the Swede, but he gave a good fight overall.

Nathaniel Clyne – 7/10

Clyne went up to support the attack well and had a good enough game.

Emre Can – 6/10

The German was brought in to replace Georginio Wijnaldum but could not provide the spark like the Dutch international. Can was also slowing the game down in the first half but had a great chance to score in the second which was well saved.

Jordan Henderson – 7/10

The captain was involved in a number of tussles in midfield and even though he controlled the tempo of the game, the team was stifled well by Manchester United. Also played some great crosses into the box.

Philippe Coutinho – 6/10

The Brazilian had one great chance clawed away by David de Gea but barring that, Coutinho had a disappointing game overall.

Roberto Firmino – 6/10

Firmino was one of the brighter sparks for the team and he had a great chance late on but was denied by a great tackle by Antonio Valencia.

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Daniel Sturridge – 5/10

Daniel had a horrible game and barely featured in the attack for the Reds. He was taken off mercifully but he needs to work harder if he is to keep his place in the XI.

Sadio Mane – 6/10

The Senegalese international did not have a great game, his first touch was off and his directness was missing for some reason.

Substitutes

Adam Lallana – 5/10

Adam Lallana didn’t start for the Reds but he did link up well with the attack.

Divock Origi – NA

The Belgian was brought on late for Liverpool but couldn’t really do much in the game.

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Paris Saint-Germain set to sell 23-year-old Liverpool target for €15m this January

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Adrien Rabiot of PSG

Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain are willing to sell Adrien Rabiot for a cut-price of €15m, according to Marca (Mirror).

The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season, and PSG are not willing to let the midfielder leave for nothing.

Liverpool have been interested in the 23-year-old (h/t Mirror) and the report adds that Arsenal and Chelsea have also been keen on the Frenchman.

The report adds that Barcelona were close to landing Rabiot on a free but PSG claimed that the Catalans did not act “correctly”.

Rabiot’s wage demands could increase the overall value of the transfer, and the report adds that PSG are not willing to deal with Barcelona any more.

Adam Lallana Liverpool training

Adam Lallana of Liverpool

Liverpool could do with another quality midfielder in their side, despite having several options in the side.

However, Adam Lallana has had a tough time related to injuries while James Milner isn’t getting any younger at 33.

Jurgen Klopp has pulled off some great cheap signings with Joel Matip joining on a free while Andy Robertson and Xherdan Shaqiri have been smart purchases.

Read more: “It’s good for us”: Jurgen Klopp believes January break between games will help Liverpool do better

Rabiot has the talent to be one of the best in the world, but he needs to be under the right manager. Klopp has performed miracles with some players at Anfield, and it would be great to have a talent like the Frenchman playing for us.

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Former Manchester City midfielder “scared” of Liverpool in Premier League race

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Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure

Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has claimed that he is scared of Liverpool in the race for the Premier League.

The Ivorian won the Premier League with City a few years ago and was speaking on Sky Sports where he claimed that the Reds were doing well and were “very strong” (h/t Daily Star).

The midfielder lauded our efforts at reaching the Champions League final last season and claimed we were growing together.

Winning the Premier League in consecutive seasons is extremely tough, something that Toure touched upon. The former Barcelona midfielder spoke about Manchester City keeping hold of their title this season before adding that he was scared of the Reds:

“This year I know everybody was asking the question of what City are going to do this year.

“And I think we have to see what’s going to happen.

“To be honest, Liverpool are in good, good shape at the moment and I’m very scared of them.

“Liverpool are looking very, very scary this year.”

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool

Mohamed Salah scores against Brighton

The Reds are four points clear at the top of the table after the latest round of fixtures. Liverpool needed to return to winning ways after losses against Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were professional against Brighton at the weekend with Mohamed Salah scoring the only goal of the game.

Read more: “It’s good for us”: Jurgen Klopp believes January break between games will help Liverpool do better

The Reds have some relatively easy fixtures coming up to keep hold of their lead in the Premier League, and hopefully, we can celebrate a first Premier League title this season.

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33 wins, 24 clean sheets – The numbers from this Liverpool star’s first 50 games for the Reds are incredible

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Mohamed Salah (L) and Virgil van Dijk celebrate for Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk played his 50th game for Liverpool against Brighton, and the Reds picked up all three points thanks to Mohamed Salah’s winner.

The Reds also kept a clean sheet, something that the defender would cherish and the Liverpool website shared some interesting facts from the Dutchman’s 50 games under Jurgen Klopp.

Fortress Anfield

Liverpool established their second longest run without conceding a league goal at Anfield in 2018. The Reds did not concede for 918 minutes as Callum Paterson scored for Cardiff in October to break a streak that started in Feb.

The Dutchman was the only defender to have played in all games that lasted the run.

24 clean sheets

This has got to be the best record of them all with almost half of the games Van Dijk played in yielding a clean sheet.

This season has been better with 13 clean sheets from 22 Premier League games as the Reds have tightened up the back thanks to the signing of Alisson.

Dominating the opposition

Van Dijk has an incredible success percentage when it comes to duels, with the defender winning 71.69% of the 445 contested duels.

The defender also leads the team in clearances (272), blocks (21) and interceptions (59).

Incredible passing numbers

Van Dijk has attempted more passes (3,643) than any other Liverpool player and has an accuracy of 88.64%.

33 wins

The Reds have been supreme this season with Van Dijk leading from the back, and we have lost just one game in the Premier League too.

Liverpool have won 33 of the games that Van Dijk has played in with seven draws and 10 defeats so far.

Read more: Liverpool enter race to sign 21-year-old Dutch powerhouse from Club Brugge

The Dutchman has been one of our best signings under Klopp and is well on his way to becoming a legend at the club if he keeps playing this way.

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