Liverpool Held to Draw in Old Trafford Thriller

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Gati Jesse

Published on April 8, 2024

The efforts of Liverpool to reclaim the Premier League title hit a stumbling block when they were held to a dramatic draw by Manchester United in yet another entertaining contest at Old Trafford.

Manager Jurgen Klopp and his squad will be left ruining missed opportunities as they failed to avenge their FA Cup quarter-final defeat last month, despite dominating proceedings for large portions of the match.


The first half saw the Reds assert their dominance with a flurry of chances, but they only managed to break the deadlock through a Luis Diaz strike. Despite 15 shots on goal compared to United’s none, Liverpool couldn’t capitalize on their superiority.

United, however, capitalized on a defensive lapse from the Reds early in the second half, as Jarell Quansah’s errant pass gifted Bruno Fernandes an opportunity to level the score with a deft finish from distance.

Showing resilience, United surged ahead with a stunning goal from Kobbie Mainoo, sending the home crowd into a frenzy at the Stretford End.


But they fought back valiantly, salvaging a point in the dying minutes of the game. Mohamed Salah converted from the spot after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s late challenge on Harvey Elliott, ensuring Liverpool left Old Trafford with a share of the spoils.

Despite the draw, Liverpool now sit second in the Premier League standings, level on points with leaders Arsenal but trailing on goal difference. Manchester City lurks closely behind, just a point adrift in third place.

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