The widely anticipated first meeting of the season between Liverpool and Manchester United didn’t live up to the hype, ending in a goalless draw.
Liverpool were playing for the chance to move to joint top of the league, but were constantly kept at bay by David De Gea. The Spaniard showed his class by denying Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho with great saves in the second half.
Manchester United also had a chance to win thrown away by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was lacklustre in front of goal all day. The draw means Liverpool remain in 4th position, and United remain 3 spots below in 7th.
Jurgen Klopp was forced to give starting roles to Daniel Sturridge and Can, with Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum having fitness issues. United boss Jose Mourinho continued to bench Wayne Rooney, with Ashley Young given his first start of the season.