Manchester United held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw and both, Jurgen Klopp wasn’t too pleased as he shook hands with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United produced a fighting display to hold Liverpool to a draw at Old Trafford last night.
The side suffered three injuries in the first half, forcing Solskjaer to make all the substitutes within the first 45 minutes. Despite fielding a makeshift side for the second half, Manchester United held Liverpool to share the points.
Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira were impressive for United as they replaced Matic and Ander Herrera efficiently in the midfield, while Luke Shaw nullified Mohamed Salah on the wing.
After the full-time whistle, Jurgen Klopp didn’t look too pleased with the outcome of the game as he shook hands with Solskjaer.
“The fans were singing for him. I think it’s very close now – I can’t see the club going away from it.”@GNev2 believes there will be ‘mutiny’ amongst the Manchester United supporters if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t get the manager’s job full-time: https://t.co/1KJgi29L1n pic.twitter.com/ejsqbwJFpl
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 25, 2019
Another good audition by Solskjaer. 3 key injuries in the first half challenging his decision making. Not a victory but a steadfast performance and the better chances to win the game.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 24, 2019
The only time Solskjaer hasn’t got a result is when injuries mess up his plan. Some will say Liverpool played better but De Gea didn’t make a save and United had the best chances.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) February 24, 2019
The Liverpool manager could be seen saying, “Fu**** hell, what a s*** game!” to Solskjaer, as the Manchester United boss seemed to nod.
The Norwegian, however, would be far too pleased with his side’s performance than Klopp. Liverpool lost a huge opportunity to extend their lead over Manchester City at the top of the table.
“You come out with so much positives today,” Solskjaer said in the post-match conference.
“The fans were our 11th man today because we had half of Marcus and the crowd was fantastic. If Chris [Smalling] was a striker he would’ve got his studs on that one [chance in injury time] and Jesse’s [chance] before half-time.
“I’ve never seen the like of this before [injuries in the first half], three hamstrings in the first-half. Rashy obviously was kicked, he did his ankle straight away, we should have taken him off as well, but we didn’t did we?
“But we’ve got some good kids coming through, so we’ll have 11 players on the pitch on Wednesday night. And luckily we’ve got two days recovery!”
The Merseyside club may have reached the top of the table but they remain only a point ahead of Guardiola’s side.
Here’s the video of the handshake between Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:
— GiveMeSport Football (@GMS__Football) February 24, 2019
With this result, Manchester United have dropped out of the top four. The side is now fifth in the league table after Arsenal registered a 2-0 victory over Southampton.
Solskjaer’s men will now take on Crystal Palace in the midweek fixture. Liverpool, meanwhile, will face Watford at Anfield.