LIVERPOOL enrolled a home defeat in the biggest English derby. Although the Jürgen Klopp’s team was more dangerous than the visitors from Manchester, United with a goal of Wayne Rooney snatched a minimum victory at Anfield. Wayne Rooney scored with the Red Devils’ only shot on target which in the end was enough for Louis van Gaal’s side to take all three points and for Rooney to score his 176th goal and to break Thierry Henry’s previous record tally for a single club.
Pre Match Video
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager (on how his first 100 days at Liverpool have been)
“It’s not the time really to think about things like this (his record so far) too much because after 102 days, we have a very important game against Manchester United and what we want to do is make the record better. So it was (an) intensive time (so far) but so far so good. We could have done better, always in life. We could have done worse. A lot of perfect moments, some average moments and not too many bad moments to be honest. That’s how life is and football is from the middle of normal life and so we have to carry on and that’s what we do.”
SOUNDBITE: (English) Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager (on playing Manchester United)
“I think a game against Manchester United should, it’s for sure a little bit like Dortmund-Schalke. You can’t play the whole season like you want to play in these games. You have to be prepared. You have to be there. You have to show your best and obviously it is important for the table, we are close together, so both teams need the points to stay close with the top teams in the table and for this, it’s important but it’s Manchester United. It would not be important for the table if we had 20 points in lead of the whole table and it would (still be) important. So that’s how I understand derbies to be honest. It’s the salt in the soup. The best matches to perform.”
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Schneiderlin, Fellaini; Lingard, Herrera, Martial; Rooney.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno; Henderson, Lucas, Can; Lallana, Milner, Firmino.
SUBS: Memphis, Mata, Romero, Varela, McNair, Borthwick-Jackson, Pereira.
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Benteke, Caulker, Allen, Ibe, Smith, Ward, Carlos.