Liverpool v Manchester United, 14 October 2017

Score0-0
RefereeMartin Atkinson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Attendance52,912
Kick-off: 12.30pm This became the first time since February 1921 that there had been three consecutive draws in league games between Liverpool and Manchester United and the first time ever that there had been four consecutive drawn games in all competitions between them.

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Joe Gomez
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender Alberto Moreno
Defender/Midfielder Emre Can
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Defender/Midfielder Joël Matip
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Philippe Coutinho
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Matteo Darmian
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Forward Romelu Lukaku
Forward Anthony Martial

Substitutions:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Mohamed Salah 78
Daniel Sturridge for Philippe Coutinho 79
Dominic Solanke for Roberto Firmino 87

Substitutions:

Jesse Lingard for Henrikh Mkhitaryan 63
Marcus Rashford for Anthony Martial 65
Victor Lindelöf for Ashley Young 90

Cards:

Cards:

Chris Smalling 74 Y
Ashley Young 87 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Loris Karius
Defender Ragnar Klavan
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Forward Dominic Solanke

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Victor Lindelöf
Defender Axel Tuanzebe
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford

Comments:

League position: 8th Liverpool had now lost one of the last 15 home games in all competitions (won eight). The Reds had now won one of their last eight league and cup games (lost two). This was the first game at Anfield after the Centenary Stand had been renamed the Kenny Dalglish Stand as part of the club's 125th anniversary year celebrations. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said: “Manchester United came here for a point and got it. For sure you could not play this way at Liverpool but it's okay for Manchester United. We were dominant, it is a home game for us so we should be dominant. I am okay with the performance it is not my job to judge the MU performance.”

Comments:

League position: 2nd Manchester United had now equalled their highest points total after their first eight games of a Premier League season (20 points, also in 2011-12 and 1999-00). The Red Devils had now kept nine clean sheets in their last ten games in the Premier League. Romelu Lukaku failed in his attempt to become the first player to score in all of his first eight games for United in the Premier League. Manchester United manager José Mourinho said: “It depends what for you is an entertaining game. One thing is an entertaining game for fans, another thing is entertaining game for the people who read football in a different way. That's different. For me the second-half was a bit of chess but my opponent didn't open the door for me to win the game."