Manchester United and Liverpool drew 1-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday as James Milner‘s penalty kick in the first half was canceled out by Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s late header as the points were shared between the bitter rivals.
Jurgen Klopp looked like he’d get the better of Jose Mourinho for most of the match but Liverpool and United both remain firmly in the top four hunt.
Here’s what we learned from a cagey encounter between these rivals at Old Trafford.
Trent Alexander-Arnold debut
The 18-year-old was handed a surprise Premier League start due to Nathaniel Clyne’s rib injury.
But he can be proud of his efforts. Of course there was the odd nervy moment but Anthony Martial was kept relatively quiet.
And he could have grabbed a goal himself when he was free in the box in the first half.
His performance should do wonders for his development long-term.
Paul Pogba flops
Much of the pre-match headlines were dominated by the improved form of the Frenchman.
He even had his own Twitter emoji widely publicised.
But when it came to the stuff that matters on the pitch, the 23-year-old flopped massively.
Jurgen Klopp tactics
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp surprised many by setting his team up in a diamond with Adam Lallana the furthest forward.
And Manchester United struggled to break them down in the first half.
Liverpool deservedly went in front and were minutes away from a priceless three points until Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late header.
However, For Liverpool, they are now seven points off leaders Chelsea but they are also just five points ahead of sixth-place United. It is all to play for with 16 games of the Premier League season to go as Liverpool and United drew their two games against each other this season.
What now for United? They sit 12 points behind leaders Chelsea but more importantly four points away from the top four and are just two points behind fifth-place after Man City’s defeat at Everton earlier on Sunday. United remain in the hunt but Klopp will be the happier manager after this draw at Old Trafford.