Manchester United ended Liverpool’s 100% winning start to the 2019-20 Premier League season by holding Jurgen Klopp’s side to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Reds had started the season by winning eight from eight and had opened en eight-point lead over second-place Manchester City.
Marcus Rashford opened the scoring 10 minutes before half-time by turning home Daniel James’ fine cross from the right wing on a counter-attack. There were questionmarks over a foul by Manchester United in the build up to the goal but VAR had a look and allowed the goal to stand.
Liverpool looked intimidated on the road and far from the side that were starting to pull away from the crowd before the international break, but offered very little threat to David de Gea’s goal.
Klopp’s side started to press in the final 15 minutes and grabbed an equaliser through substitute Adam Lallana five minutes from time after the Manchester United defence fell asleep for the one and only time all game.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had named a back five, which included Marcos Rojo being drafted into the starting lineup minutes before kickoff following an injury to Axel Tuanzebe in the warmup.
Liverpool now have a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League table, whilst the Red Devils are down in 13th.