Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp cut a disappointed figure after his side drew 0-0 to an injury-depleted Manchester United at Old Trafford.
As usual, today’s encounter was massively hyped up beforehand, but it was severely dampened as a spectacle, with United losing Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, and Jesse Lingard to injury during the first half, while Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino also had to be replaced during the initial 45 minutes.
Manchester United‘s in-form striker Marcus Rashford was also clearly struggling for most of the game, picking up a knock after a challenge from England teammate Jordan Henderson, but despite dominating possession Liverpool could only muster a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.
Despite moving a point clear of Man City at the top of the Premier League table after today’s result, Klopp admitted his side performed poorly.
“We might feel like we won a point or lost two. We started exactly how we wanted to start. The injury crisis then started. Roberto Firmino then went down,” Klopp told BBC’s MOTD.
“We were without chances – only United had one big one when Alisson made an excellent save – the rest were set-pieces. It kept the game open but we didn’t create enough and that’s the truth.
“We didn’t do well to be honest. We take that. It is a point gained because we have one more than before but it doesn’t feel like that.
“These games are always opened up by one situation. The boys didn’t feel okay. I could see it in their faces. It was strange. I was thinking ‘what is going on here today’. They lost momentum and rhythm and couldn’t really get it back.”