Premier League: 3 Things We Learned as Liverpool Play Out a 1-1 Draw With Manchester United

Manchester United and Liverpool played out an intense draw at Old Trafford as Adam Lallana snatched a late point for the Premier League leaders. This was Liverpool’s first draw in nine games this season, and for the all the talk about Jurgen Klopp’s men being unbeaten, United were clearly the better side all throughout the game.

Here are 3 things we learned from a nervy encounter as Liverpool struggled to a draw with United:

3. Salah was Sorely Missed by Liverpool

A few weeks ago, Jamie Carragher said, “Mane is more important to Liverpool than Salah”. But last night, Liverpool didn’t quite look the same without their main man, Mohammed Salah. The Egyptian winger was out injured over the international break after Hamza Choudhury‘s late challenge on him two weeks ago.

Adam Lallana’s goal bailed Liverpool out but Klopp knows the difference Salah makes to his team, and will be hoping to get Salah fit and back to his best to help Liverpool kick on in the winter months.

2. Solskjaer’s Men put on a Tough Fight

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer caused a shock with a 3-5-2 formation and it worked a treat to lock down Liverpool’s wide players. After several weeks of consistent dross, this was up there with their best performance in a long, long time. 

Marcus Rashford was in sensational form, Daniel James was a constant threat out wide and Scott McTominay continued to show why he’s one of the best young midfielders in the country.

1. Streak Over, but Title Charge Continues

Liverpool put on a rather uninspiring performance at Old Trafford and were extremely lucky to come away with a point, but Klopp’s team is now six points clear atop the Premier League, and remain favourites to lift the Premier League title.

While Liverpool will be disappointed that their winning streak is over, their impressive unbeaten run and title charge continues apace.