Liverpool fell to yet another defeat this weekend but the Reds can be pleased with most of their performance. Jürgen Klopp’s side crashed out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford but likely would’ve progressed with a full strength back four. The James Milner dummy for the Liverpool goal in the second half was sublime.
Man United 3-2 Liverpool
Liverpool went to Old Trafford this weekend in a terrible run of form.
The Reds haven’t won in their past five Premier League games and have failed to score in four.
Their only goals this year came against an Aston Villa academy side.
There were signs of improvement in Manchester.
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Mo Salah opened the scoring with a dinked finish after he latched onto an excellent Roberto Firmino pass.
Mason Greenwood drew the sides level not long after when Marcus Rashford set him free with a sublime cross field ball.
The second half saw Rashford bag one of his own when he capitalised on a Rhys Williams mistake.
Though Mo Salah pulled the sides level 10 minutes later, only for Bruno Fernandes to clinch it near the end when he converted a controversial free kick.
James Milner involvement in Liverpool goal
The Reds’ second came after good pressure in the Man United half launched the visitors onto the counter.
Milner played the ball into Roberto Firmino and the Brazilian returned the pass.
James Milner then dummied to shoot to allow the Liverpool goal to be scored by Mo Salah.
The quick thinking, balance and awareness from the £140k-a-week star was brilliant.
Without his little feint the ball wouldn’t have reached Mo and we wouldn’t have drawn level.
Cleverness in the box isn’t what Milly is renowned for but he showed how versatile his game is in that moment.