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Fabinho 8, Mohamed Salah 5; Paul Pogba 7, Bruno Fernandes 5: Liverpool v Manchester United player ratings

A goalless draw at Anfield keeps Solskjaer's side top of the Premier League table

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Manchester United's goalless draw at Liverpool on Sunday was a "missed opportunity" after Alisson Becker made two superb saves to deny the Premier League leaders.

Solskjaer's side weren't at their best but still had the main chances in a scrappy clash at Anfield on Sunday.

They had to settle for a point after Alisson's brilliant stops kept out close-range efforts from Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in the second half.

"It's only a good result if we win the next game. It was an opportunity missed with the chances we had but then again we were playing a very good side." Solskjaer said.

"I think we grew in the game and toward the end it was there for us to win. We created two massive chances and it was two brilliant saves by the keeper.

"It's not just the result we're disappointed with, it's some of the performance. I know these boys can play better. We have improved and progressed."

United are two points clear of loval rivals Manchester United having played one game more, while champions Liverpool slip to fourth.

Without a victory in four matches and without a goal in three, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp struggled to explain his side's struggles to score.

"There is no easy explanation. We always missed chances, even in the games we won, we just had another one which we used," said Klopp.

"We had to be good to get a point. I think we were good enough to get three points but we didn't score.

"These moments happen in football. There are moments where you can't explain why you score from all angles, like we did against Crystal Palace (in a 7-0 win). You have to create and create and create and then you will score."

In the photo gallery above, Tony Evans provides his player rating for Liverpool and Andy Mitten runs the rule over the United squad. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Published: January 18, 2021 07:44 AM

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