Klopp focusing on positives following United draw

Elena Summers
February 25, 2019

Man United were forced to make all three substitutions within the first 43 minutes, with Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard all forced off before half time.

Southampton did force two good saves from Bernd Leno in the first half and was almost gifted a way back into the game when Granit Xhaka lofted a pass straight into the path of James Ward-Prowse, who let Arsenal off the hook by blasting his shot wide.

"Some days United are beatable".

Firmino then left Old Trafford on crutches and Jurgen Klopp said after the game he was unsure of the extent of the Brazilian's injury.

Liverpool were held to their second 0-0 draw in as many games, as they disappointed on their way to a share of the spoils away to Man United on Sunday.

Taking an attacking outlook, the Reds looked to push United back whenever possible, with Milner particularly high up the pitch as he doubled up on Luke Shaw with Mohamed Salah.

"I'm not here to be frustrated".

"We played, but they had the set pieces, not really a lot of counterattacks". "We need to continue in this spirit, to play with this intensity, to keep this intensity for 90 minutes".

All of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans were thrown out the window during the first-half when the Manchester United manager lost Ander Herrera and Juan Mata to injury, while Jesse Lingard broke down and had to be replaced after himself coming on as a substitute. We didn't do it often enough. "The next tough task is waiting on Wednesday", he added, referring to the game against Watford. "We take that. It is a point gained because we have one more than before but it doesn't feel like that", he said.

After such a messy first half, neither side were able to truly get into their stride in a disappointing game. "We should have taken Rashford off as well but we couldn't".

Lingard had the best chance of the half when he was found in the box by Romelu Lukaku with a perfectly threaded pass but Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker was quickly out to foil the England attacker's attempt to round him.

- David de Gea kept his 100th clean sheet in the Premier League; the seventh goalkeeper to do so for a single club and the second for Manchester United after Peter Schmeichel (112).

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