Don’t miss out on the full replay and highlights of the thrilling showdown between Liverpool and Manchester United. Get ready for the action to unfold at 16:30 (GMT) on 17th December 2023. The referee for this exciting match is none other than M. Oliver. The stage is set at Anfield for this epic encounter in the England – Premier League, Week 17, Season 2023/2024. Tune in for all the exhilarating moments of this must-see match.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Full Match Reports
Liverpool’s quest to reclaim the top spot in the Premier League (PL) table was thwarted as Jürgen Klopp’s side played out a frustrating goalless draw against a resilient Manchester United team.
The iconic Anfield stadium hosted the largest crowd in over fifty years, setting the stage for a clash between England’s most successful clubs. Despite Liverpool’s dominance in the early stages, the breakthrough moment against United goalkeeper André Onana only came in the 30th minute when Virgil van Dijk’s powerful header was expertly tipped over the bar.
The first half showcased Liverpool’s occasional sloppiness, with Mohamed Salah and Dominik Szoboszlai missing several chances to breach the Red Devils’ defense. United, however, lacked the belief to capitalize, failing to register a single shot on target in a subdued Anfield atmosphere.
The second half mirrored the first, with Trent Alexander-Arnold’s energetic run and subsequent strike into the side-netting coming closest to a breakthrough. He crucially intervened at the other end, thwarting Alejandro Garnacho’s attempt after a pass from Kobbie Mainoo.
A tactical tweak and a double substitution on the hour mark shifted Alexander-Arnold into midfield, and his long-range effort narrowly missed the woodwork. Frustration grew inside Anfield, and United’s rising confidence almost led to their downfall, but Onana saved Salah’s curling attempt in the final 20 minutes.
While Liverpool has been prolific in the late stages this season, late scares for United were minimal, with only a last-ditch Sofyan Amrabat block denying Luis Díaz. In the 18th such instance in PL history, Diogo Dalot received two rapid cautions for dissent, resulting in a red card. Despite the numerical disadvantage, United held firm, securing a commendable point at the end of a challenging week. Their winless streak at Anfield extends to nine visits, leaving Liverpool frustrated in their pursuit to surpass Arsenal at the PL summit.
Man of the Match: Raphaël Varane (Manchester United).