Liverpool and Manchester United played out a goalless draw on a disappointing ‘’Red Monday’’ night at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s team missed a chance to draw level at the top of the table where Manchester City and Arsenal are tied on 19 points as Jose Mourinho’s United subdued a possible fifth successive win for Klopp’s men with defensive organisation and discipline.
The Portuguese was still grateful for two fine second-half saves from goalkeeper David De Gea, who dived low to stop Emre Can and saved athletically from Philippe Coutinho’s 25-yard effort.
The visitors had just 35% of possession – their lowest in a Premier League match since 2003/2004 season.
The Reds still occupy fourth on the table with 17 points while the Red Devils are placed seventh, five points adrift the table toppers, City.