Liverpool miss chance to go top after Man Utd draw

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  • Post published:April 7, 2024

Liverpool missed the chance to go top of the Premier League standings after playing out to a thrilling 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

After dominating the hosts for extended stretches of time, manager Jurgen Klopp and his team will be wondering how they weren’t able to exact revenge for their FA Cup quarterfinal loss here last month. They paid a heavy price for missing many opportunities.

Luis Diaz’s goal was all that Liverpool had to show for their nearly complete first-half dominance, with 15 shots to none for United. Erik ten Hag, the manager of United, was appreciative of the visitors’ wastefulness and custodian Andre Onana’s saves.

Five minutes after the half, Bruno Fernandes, a defender for Liverpool, received an absolutely unbelievable pass from Jarell Quansah and finished above hapless goalie Caoimhin Kelleher, giving United a miraculous lifeline.

After 67 minutes, Kobbie Mainoo scored his first goal at home, a beautiful curling finish at the Stretford End, to put them ahead.

However, with six minutes remaining in normal time, Mohamed Salah scored from the spot when Aaron Wan-Bissaka shoved in late on Harvey Elliott, giving Liverpool the draw—which was the least they deserved.

On goal differential, Liverpool is currently one goal behind leaders Arsenal, with Manchester City trailing them by one point in third position.

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