Liverpool utility man James Milner admitted that his side were not good enough going forward during their 0-0 draw against an injury-depleted Manchester United today at Old Trafford.
In what was a game dominated by injuries, Manchester United lost Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, and Jesse Lingard, who himself had actually only been introduced from the bench during the first half. Meanwhile, in-form striker Marcus Rashford played for most of the game, clearly struggling from a knock he picked up after being challenged from behind by England teammate Jordan Henderson.
Liverpool themselves lost influential attacker Roberto Firmino during the first period, but despite dominating possession, Jurgen Klopp’s side could only muster a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.
Speaking after the game Milner, who played at right-back today, admitted his side hadn’t performed well enough in attack and admitted his side will need to improve on the ball.
“A clean sheet is pleasing because it’s not an easy place to come. We didn’t get many chances as we would have liked and we’re disappointed not to win the game,” Milner told Sky Sports.
“Hopefully it’s a good point come the end of the season, I just don’t think we were good enough with our movements or final ball.
“United are a confident team and well organised. There’s a long way to go.
“We have to look where we can improve when we have got the ball.”
Liverpool do though move a point clear of Man City at the top of the Premier League table with 11 games left to play, while United drop to fifth after Arsenal beat Southampton 2-0 today the Emirates.