Liverpool’s 17 match winning streak was ended in a 1-1 draw to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
A controversial goal from Marcus Rashford was not ruled out by VAR after a suspected foul by Victor Lindelof on Divock Origi. Substitute, Adam Lallana, equalised for Jurgen Klopp’s men late on.
Mohamed Salah did not recover from his ankle problem suffered against Leicester, so Divock Origi started in his place.
In a scrappy opening, Man Utd’s high pressing fullbacks caused concerns for the Reds, not allowing any space for Trent Alexander Arnold and Andy Robertson.
Gini Wijnaldum looked like the most dangerous player for Jurgen Klopp’s side with his quick feet and passing that created a few opportunities.
In the first 30 minutes, Liverpool were forced into long, aimless passes that were collected easily by Man Utd’s defence with their best chance of the half coming through Firmino.
Mane broke through down the right and cut the ball perfectly into the path of Firmino but his shot trickled into the arms of David De Gea.
VAR was again the centre of attention that led to United’s opener. Divock Origi was allegedly fouled in the middle of the pitch which led to Daniel James crossing the ball to Marcus Rashford who scored to give United the lead.
VAR also worked against Liverpool late on in the half.
Liverpool had a goal disallowed as Mane handled the ball before he poked home from Trent Alexander Arnold’s cross-field ball.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s introduction for Divock Origi on the hour mark was the first of Klopp’s three changes as he searched for the equaliser.
Adam Lallana was introduced with 20 minutes to play and he was the man who made the impact late on.
With 5 minutes to go, a low cross from Andy Robertson fell into the path of Lallana who tapped home to give Liverpool a point.
Liverpool then searched for a winner with Alex Oxlade Chamberlain coming closest with a shot that narrowly went wide.
The draw extends the gap between Liverpool and Man City to six points with the Reds facing a trip to Genk on Wednesday night.