Manchester united and Liverpool register a barren draw

during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on October 14, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

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BY SAMSON MBII,14TH OCT 2017-Manchester united registered a barren draw against Liverpool in an English premier league match played at the Anfield stadium on Saturday.Despite his side having previously matched leaders Manchester City stride for stride, United manager Jose Mourinho resorted to familiar spoiling tactics that meant his team registered just one shot on target.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have now won just once in eight matches, but this was a brighter showing on a balmy Merseyside afternoon, with Joel Matip and Emre Can going close either side of half-time.

“I was waiting for Jurgen to change,” Mourinho said by way of explanation.

“I was waiting for him to bring on (Daniel) Sturridge or (Dominic) Solanke and keep his attacking players, but he changed player by player and kept the strong midfield.

“That midfield today was stronger than my midfield. I had (Ander) Herrera and (Nemanja) Matic and nobody on the bench to make it different.

“The second half was a bit of chess, but my opponent didn’t open the door for me to win the game.”

The second successive goalless draw between the teams at Anfield preserved United’s seven-point advantage over Liverpool in the table.

The result meant United fell short of setting their best ever points tally after eight games of a Premier League campaign, although they have now gone seven games without defeat against their eternal rivals.

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