Liverpool set unwanted personal record vs Manchester United

Liverpool faced off with Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday in a tie they were expected to win with relative ease.

However, when all was said and done, Liverpool were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw, which moved them down to 2nd in the Premier League and one point off Arsenal. The Reds return to action on Saturday at home to the aforementioned Gunners and can be backed at 11/8 to pick up the win with bet365.

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December 23, 2023

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Liverpool’s unwanted record

Following Sunday’s game, it has been revealed that Liverpool set a rather unwanted record.

Liverpool had 34 shots against Man Utd, their most on record (from 2003-04) in a Premier League game without scoring, and the most by any side without a goal in the competition since Man Utd’s 38 v Burnley in October 2016.

Jurgen Klopp was, however, fairly upbeat in his post-match press conference despite the result:

“Besides the result, a lot of positives about this game,” he told reporters. “You could say the decisive stuff, the scoring stuff, was not there today.

“Maybe in one or two moments unlucky and in other moments not calm enough. Too much in a rush, but the start of a game was the best we had this season. The counter-press was the best we had this season. The intensity was outstanding. And the amount of finishes is outstanding, but when you have this amount of finishes, you should have have a few more on target. That’s another point which was obviously not great.

“The goal, if we had scored it whenever, would have changed everything because they were obviously not here to lose somehow. They fought hard for it, credit to them.

“So we just had to keep going. Tried pretty much everything, changed system, brought on fresh players and everything could have worked out if we made just this one better decision. We were really unlucky with the Trent finish, Onana didn’t even reckon on that because it was just, it didn’t make any sense, if the ball rolls in, it’s in. But it rolls on the wrong side of the post.

“If Ibou is more often in these situations, I think he could have scored there. Other situations where we finished and we took the shot, we could have used the overlap more. We have to use a player who would probably have been free in the centre. The way United defended was with a lot of passion. The way we played disorganised them quite frequently. But in the end, didn’t see that because they were deep in the box and they threw themselves in the box at a lot of shots.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.