In what was a difficult afternoon for Liverpool, Man United and the fans, who played well and who failed to deliver?
Mignolet – 7
Didn’t have a lot to do but when called upon made an impressive save to deny Romelu Lukaku on 43 mins.
Gomez – 7
Most defenders have struggled against Anthony Martial but the young full back acquitted himself very well down the right hand side and kept his opponent quiet throughout.
Matip – 6
A solid performance from the centre back. Made is presence felt going forward too and was unlucky to see a decent shot well saved by De Gea.
Lovren – 6
Had a busy afternoon keeping Lukaku quiet and generally did everything required.
Moreno – 7
One of his better performances in a Liverpool shirt. Won a number of key aerial duals, denied Ashley young space and helped out getting forward on occasion.
Can – 6
Worked hard, got about the pitch and was generally tidy if unspectacular. Missed one great opportunity.
A very impressive display from the Liverpool captain. Didn’t offer much going forward but stopped United whenever they looked to be building momentum.
Dangerous going forward, strong in the tackle and unafraid to carry the ball through the middle of the park. A very good game from the Dutchman.
Salah – 6.5
Looked dangerous at times but his decision making often let him down, looked as though his heroics for Egypt may have taken their toll.
Firmino – 6
As always the Brazilian worked tirelessly and showed flashes of quality but against this United team he couldn’t find the time to influence the game massively.
Coutinho – 7
There was the odd moment of magic but with Ander Herrera constantly snapping at his heels, Coutinho couldn’t quite find the keys to open up this game.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 5
Looked to get in behind and put in a few decent crosses but United had shut up shop at that stage.
Sturridge – 5
Thrown on to grab a late winner the England striker couldn’t find a way to break the deadlock and still looked off the pace.
Solanke – N/A
De Gea – 8 (Man Of The Match)
In a game low on quality the Spanish stopper showed why he is considered one of the best in the world. A number of great saves maintained United’s unbeaten run and he was the player of most value to his team in this game.
Valencia – 7
Good at the back, more dangerous than the wingers going forward another solid display from the United captain.
Smalling – 6
Coming in for the injured Eric Bailly, Smalling did well to stifle Liverpool’s attacking players but will probably make way again once the Ivorian is fit.
Jones – 7
Continued to show the form that has made him a first team regular for Jose Mourinho.
Darmian – 5.5
Had a lot to deal with but didn’t offer much going forward and were it not for Herrera and Matic he may have been caught out of position a few times.
Herrera – 6
Did what he does best and made a nuisance of himself. A good foil to Matic’s calm display.
Matic – 7
With United playing so deep Matic was always there to tidy things up. Whether it was protecting his back four or giving United’s attacking players an option going backwards he was always there. Not spectacular but effective.
Young – 5
Handed a rare start in an advanced role, he worked hard and put himself about but offered little to entertain. Don’t expect to see him wide again any time soon.
Mkhitaryan – 5
Another disappointing performance from the Armenian who failed to make an impact against a Liverpool defence who could have been there for the taking.
Martial – 5
The Frenchman will have been disappointed with this display. Often isolated out wide he couldn’t get the better of his full back whenever he did get on the ball.
Lukaku – 5
The Belgian will often be quiet but then pop up with a crucial goal. Not today. Missed United’s best chance of the game and was otherwise fairly anonymous
Lingard – 5
Like most United players he spent most of his time defending, couldn’t influence the game going forward.
Rashford – 5
A poor day for United’s frontmen. Rashford had little opportunity to get at Liverpool’s back four.
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