Liverpool 0 Man Utd 0 LIVE REACTION: Alisson and De Gea shine as Red Devils remain top of Premier League after drab draw

MANCHESTER UNITED remain top of the Premier League after frustrating champions Liverpool at Anfield.

  • Final score: Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd

Follow all the reaction with our live blog below…

  • Sam Dymond

    CAPTAIN'S THOUGHTS

    Having heard from Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire, it's now the turn of his Liverpool counterpart, Jordan Henderson, to give his thoughts. on today's match. The Liverpool captain once again performed well in his unfamiliar role as a as a makeshift defender.

    With the quality they possess, the clean sheet is a positive for us. It's interesting to play [centre-back]. It’s difficult at times, but the manager asked me to do a job and I just try my best to do that.

    Jordan Henderson

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    MAGUIRE REACTION

    Manchester United captain Harry Maguire believes his side's disappointment is a sign of how far they've progressed since they last faced Liverpool at Anfield.

    We wanted to win. You could see our intent in the second half, we wanted the three points. We feel a bit disappointed.

    Harry Maguire

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    AWAY RUN EXTENDED

    The Red Devils continue to travel well on the road with Ole at the wheel, and they certainly won't mind if 2021 compares to 1999.

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    ALISSON WONDER HANDS

    Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson came to his side's rescue in the second half with two stunning saves, denying Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

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    A SHAW THING

    Left-back Luke Shaw again impressed in the Manchester United ranks, and created the game's big chance when he pulled a smart pass back for Bruno Fernandes on the second half.

  • Sam Dymond

    POOL FIRE BLANKS AGAIN

    For all their supposed issues around a patched-up defence, it's the forwards that are failing to live up to expectations at Anfield.

    Liverpool have gone three league games without scoring a goal for the first time in almost 16 years.

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    FT: LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    The battle between the champions and the challengers ends goalless. Liverpool had more of the play, but United created the best chances, and were kept out only by two fine Alisson saves. It means the visitors maintain top spot, and the three-point gap to their opponents in third.

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    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
    IT'S ALL OVER AT ANFIELD!

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    90+5. Jones plays it short, Milner chips into the area and McTominay boots clear.

    Paul Tierney looks at his watch…

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    90+4. Marcus Rashford stops Curtis Jones from getting away in midfield with a cynical lunge.

    It brings a booking, and one last chance for Liverpool to test the United defence.

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    90+2. A lofted cross from Alexander-Arnold has supporters of both sides holding their breath, but it's comfortably dealt with by Lindelof.

    If there is to be a winner, it won't come from this attack.

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    90+1. Liverpool win a corner that sees Alexander-Arnold trotting over to take.

    Yes, it's that corner of Anfield…

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    90. The board goes up for three extra minutes.

    It's the opportune time to remind you that no side has scored more stoppage time goals than Manchester United's five this season.

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    88. More changes as James Milner replaces Georginio Wijnaldum, while Mason Greenwood is on for a visibly annoyed Bruno Fernandes.

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    85. A substitute for Liverpool as Divock Origi takes over offensive duties from Roberto Firmino.

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    83. Alisson saves again!

    United are finishing really strongly here, and Pogba thinks he has found another winning goal. The ball drops to the midfielder inside the area, and he arrows an angled shot towards the near post. It looks in, but somehow the Liverpool keeper gets down low to turn it behind.

  • Sam Dymond

    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    81. Brilliant defending at both ends.

    First, Lindelof launches himself at a fizzed cross arrowed in from the right to deny Salah a snapshot at goal.

    Then, seconds later, United find themselves with a two-on-one on the break. Rashford ignores Cavani by going it alone, only to find himself muscled off the ball by Fabinho.

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    80. A low cross from the right flank evades Salah and Firmino but has Mane on the prowl at the far post. Until Wan-Bissaka comes to the rescue with a smart interception, that is.

  • Sam Dymond

    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    78. A save from De Gea at the other end is just as effective.

    The Spaniard's dive is a little more theatrical as he throws himself through the air to palm away Thiago's long shot, but the upshot is the same: it remains goalless.

  • Sam Dymond

    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    75. Big save from Alisson!

    The best move of the game sees Rashford find Shaw on the overlap, with the defender getting to the touchline and pulling a pass back into the path of Fernandes.

    Fernandes connects first time with a side foot at the near post, only to find Alisson equal to the shot with nifty footwork of his own.

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    74. Curtis Jones is being readied by Liverpool.

    The game is there to be won if either team are adventurous enough to go for it.

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    71. Pogba meets the corner, but he was leaning back and on his descent when connecting. The header rolls into the arms of Alisson.

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    70. A series of mistakes in quick succession highlight the cagey, scrappy turn the game appears to have taken.

    First, Fernandes wastes a free-kick by curling it straight to Alisson, but moments later, Alexander-Arnold is nowhere near to finding the goalkeeper when attempting to do so. His intended back header for Alisson drops out of play for a Manchester United corner.

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    68. There are some tasty challenges flying in now, mainly from those players wearing red.

    The atmosphere would be ramping up now with 50,000 inside Anfield.

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    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MAN UTD

    66. A ball over the top prompts Alisson to scamper from his line, but the goalkeeper's clearance is poor, landing straight to Cavani.

    The substitute looks to work space for an audacious long range shot, but is cynically tripped by Fabinho before he can unleash an effort. It brings the Brazilian a yellow card.

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