De Gea stands tall in Liverpool-Utd stalemate

October 17, 2016

For that he can thank a sterling second half defensive effort and the only certified world class player at the club before his arrival, David de Gea. The United keeper made two saves of high quality to deny Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho respectively in the second that proved vital.

Jurgen Klopp will be frustrated by his side’s failure to score and perhaps their visitors’ approach but there was no lack of endeavour from his side.

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho strikes at goal to force a fantastic save from Manchester United keeper David de Gea 

The Spanish stopper proved an unbeatable last line of defence in the second half for United to earn his side a point

United boss Jose Mourinho made sure his side did not lose at Anfield as he set up for a point got his wish granted

The Kop get behind their side in the first half as Loris Karius makes his way to his goal prior to kick off at Anfield

Ashley Young, making his first Premier League start of the season, tries to close down Liverpool full-back Nathaniel Clyne

James Milner tangles legs with United starlet Marcus Rashford, getting his second taste of the Anfield, early on in the contest

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was deployed on his own up front for United, here the Swede looks up after being dumped on the turf

Paul Pogba was getting his first taste of the Liverpool-United derby and threw himself into early against Jordan Henderson

Marouane Fellaini, restored to the United starting XI for the first time since the defeat at Watford, battles with Sadio Mane

With Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum both absent Philippe Coutinho was asked to play up against Antonio Valencia

United captain Wayne Rooney was named on the bench by Mourinho and had to watch on from his during the first half

Ibrahimovic was clearly in the mood early on at Anfield, here the Swede tries his luck from distance with Joel Matip closing in

Roberto Firmino tries to escape the attention of United full-abck Valencia with a floored Coutinho and Mourinho watching on

Pogba continued in his advanced role at the tip of the United midfield and had a couple of efforts from range in the first half

Liverpool captain Henderson felt the force of Ibrahimovic with the United forward at one stage brushing him aside

Liverpoool created arguably the best chance of the first half when Firmino got a run on Valencia but his header was poor

Firmino cannot hide the look disappointment on his face after planting th eheader straight at David de Gea when well placed

Klopp cannot hide frustration as he watches his side in the first half

Anthony Taylor was a central figure in the game's build-up and continued to draw Emre Can and Henderson's attention

Rashford delivered one dangerous cross across the face of the Liverpool goal but no United man could get on the end of

Ibrahimovic had United's first big chance when he got on the end of Rashford's deep cross but missed with his header

Emre Can made his way through the United defence and fired in a shot but saw it saved by De Gea from close range

As Liverpool piled on the pressure in the second half Coutinho struck a fierce drive from range but again it was saved


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