It’s terrible for Liverpool


By: Manu Tournoux

Overtaken by Arsenal at the top of the Premier League, Liverpool failed to beat Manchester United (0-0) on Sunday at Anfield, despite 34 shots attempted against André Onana.

Another change of leader in the Premier League. It is Arsenal who are now at the top of the standings at the end of the 17th day, with one point more than Liverpool and Aston Villa and five points behind Manchester City! The Reds did not manage to beat Manchester United (0-0) on Sunday at Anfield, despite a full match offensively (68% ball possession, 34 shots attempted for 2.66 goals).expected goals – against 0.52 opposite).

Mohamed Salah put crazy pressure on the Mancunian defenders, but Darwin Nunez missed the opportunity to shake the net and the Liverpuldiens in turn fell on the clearances of Raphaël Varane and the saves of André Onana (8 saves in the total). The French international was lined up from the start in the absence of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelöf, alongside veteran Jonny Evans, 35.

At the end of the match, a hand check from Luke Shaw in front of his goal, not transformed into a penalty by the referees (85th), and a header from Cody Gakpo, off target (92nd), did not save the locals from this poor performance. The exclusion of Diogo Dalot for protest (95th) is anecdotal.

Man United are content with this point snatched during this Derby of England, while Erik ten Hag was also helpless in midfield and in attack (Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Mason Mount, Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial were unavailable, while Marcus Rashford, uncertain, only came on in the second half). The Red Devils are seventh, six points behind Man City, 4th.

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