‘Oddly complacent’: Liverpool’s theory regarding Man Utd’s tie amid title verdict is presented by UK media.


Manchester United held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. The Reds now trail Arsenal at the top of the Premier League standings on goal differential as a result of the outcome.

The lost opportunity at Manchester United yesterday is still puzzling Liverpool supporters. This season, the Reds have once again fallen short of taking advantage of their chances to play their fierce rivals.

This season, Jürgen Klopp’s club had plenty of opportunities to ultimately defeat Erik ten Hag’s squad. At Old Trafford, they dominated for long stretches, but a late penalty from Mohamed Salah was required to earn a point.

Liverpool supporters are still perplexed by yesterday’s missed opportunity at Manchester United. The Reds have once again failed to capitalize on their opportunities to play their fierce rivals this season.

Jürgen Klopp’s team had many chances this season to finally overcome Erik ten Hag’s team. They dominated for extended periods of time at Old Trafford, but a late penalty from Mohamed Salah was needed to secure a point.

“This was a very positive outcome for Arsenal, a poor point for Liverpool, and a decent point for Manchester United. Even if they are now ahead of Liverpool on goal differential, Mikel Arteta’s team still has a chance to win the title even with a more difficult remaining schedule that includes Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, and United. They have the players, the manager, the faith, and the drive.”

Jamie Jackson, The Guardian: “Manchester United will be ecstatic to have caused Liverpool to stumble in the three-way title match against Arsenal and Manchester City.

“After seven games remaining, Jürgen Klopp’s club is currently ranked second in the Premier League, one point ahead of City and level with Arsenal on the goal differential. United deserved a draw with their second-half effort, but Klopp and his players may later regret giving Erik ten Hag’s inconsistent squad two crucial points.”

Oliver Holt, Daily Mail: “Much as they did in their turbulent FA Cup quarterfinal last month, Manchester United summoned moments of consolation against Liverpool from the ashes of another dirge of a season.” They have saved their best for Jürgen Klopp’s team over the past few weeks, even in the middle of their mediocrity.

“This season, United is not going to win the Premier League. They are not going to come near at all. They most likely won’t place in the top five at all. However, United dented Liverpool’s chances, and that’s arguably the best thing that could have happened for their players and supporters.

“Liverpool, who squandered numerous opportunities, ought to have defeated them as well. That would make it much more sweeter for Erik ten Hag’s team, who were completely outclassed in the first half and only managed to hang on for a draw because to Liverpool’s careless finishing.”

Miguel Delaney, The Independent: “It was difficult not to feel sorry for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, of all people, at some points in the first half. Liverpool was getting past Manchester United with greater ease than during the 5-1 victory that essentially decided the Norwegian’s destiny, but the result was different.

“They appeared to be so taken aback by the quantity of room that Erik ten Hag’s team was providing that it caused them to postpone their own finishing. The fact that Liverpool did not have to play at the same tempo appeared to deflate them. There were a lot of strangely relaxed moments in front of goal as they missed opportunity after opportunity to simply shoot correctly.”


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