Liverpool‘s unforgettable 2020
The pressure is firmly on Liverpool, though, who are mired in an uncharacteristic slump and slipped to a dire 1-0 defeat by Burnley earlier this week. The club’s refusal to sign a new centre-back is beginning to severely hinder their attacking prowess, with the champions failing to score in any of their last four league games. That run of results has left the Reds six points adrift of United in the title race and questions are starting to be raised over how Jurgen Klopp can rejuvenate his side’s fortunes. Victory today would surely provide a perfect jolt and a date with West Ham awaits the winner. Follow all the action live below:
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 LIVERPOOL (44’)
Yet again, Shaw gets in down the left, racing onto a pass from Van de Beek. The left-back’s driven cross is parried by Alisson, and McTominay’s powerful shot is blocked on its way in by Thiago. United are ending the half strongly.
Callum Rice-Coates24 January 2021 17:46
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 LIVERPOOL (43’)
Pogba takes the free kick, trying to curl it around the wall rather than over it. He can’t generate enough bend on the ball and it flashes wide of the left post.
Callum Rice-Coates24 January 2021 17:45
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 LIVERPOOL (41’)
Alisson sells Fabinho short with a back pass, almost allowing Greenwood to intercept. The Liverpool man is forced to slide in and bring Greenwood down, just outside the box. He goes into the book and United will have a free kick around 20 yards out…
Callum Rice-Coates24 January 2021 17:43
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 LIVERPOOL (40’)
Milner slides a pass through to Robertson, who scampers to the byline and lifts a cross towards the back post. It’s just too long for Firmino and not quite accurate enough to find Salah. Shaw heads it behind, and from the corner Milner fires a shot wide from the edge of the box.
Callum Rice-Coates24 January 2021 17:42
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 LIVERPOOL (38’)
Salah is dispossessed by Shaw, who charges forward and finds Cavani to his left. The striker’s cut back runs into the feet of Rashford, but he finds his path blocked by Thiago.
Callum Rice-Coates24 January 2021 17:40
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 LIVERPOOL (37’)
Another Shaw corner comes into the Liverpool box, and another United player heads off target. This time it’s McTominay, who can only glance his effort over the bar.
Callum Rice-Coates24 January 2021 17:39
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 LIVERPOOL (35’)
Shaw whips the free kick into the middle and Williams, slightly awkwardly, heads the ball over his own crossbar. The corner from Shaw causes more problems, sent in flat towards Pogba, who powers a header off target.
Callum Rice-Coates24 January 2021 17:37
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 LIVERPOOL (34’)
Robertson floats a pass towards Firmino and Maguire is forced to put it behind for a corner. Nothing comes from the set piece, though, and United break again. Rashford runs at Thiago, slowing down before accelerating away from the Spaniard and drawing a foul.
Callum Rice-Coates24 January 2021 17:35
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 LIVERPOOL (32’)
Liverpool are back in control of the ball, while United are set up to counter attack, trying to exploit the visitors’ high line. It’s worked effectively a couple of times, mostly because of Rashford’s quality.
Callum Rice-Coates24 January 2021 17:34
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 LIVERPOOL (28’)
Now United’s players have their tails up. Rashford is instrumental again, flying down the left before sliding a pass through to Van de Beek. He goes down under a challenge in the box but his appeals for a penalty are ignored.
Callum Rice-Coates24 January 2021 17:30