Man United 1-1 Liverpool
Premier League, Old Trafford
October 20, 2019
Goals: Rashford 36′; Lallana 85′
The Reds made the short trip down the East Lancs Road to go head to head with Man United, where the opportunity to extend their winning start to the season was at stake.
The manner of United’s goal incensed fans, with VAR and the referee at the centre of the controversy…
The worst part wasn’t the VAR it was that Martin Atkinson had a perfect view of it in the first place.
— Joe (@JoeScouse_LFC) October 20, 2019
“ VAR….it’s as bad as Brexit. All sorts of promises, no clue what’s going on.”
– big noyd on the forums.
Foul leads directly to attack. Doesn’t matter how far it was from goal
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) October 20, 2019
Utterly absurd. VAR is redundant.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) October 20, 2019
VAR, of course, doesn’t have the balls to overturn it. I don’t think the referees can accept the idea that they can get stuff wrong and so they set the bar so high that it’s going to be a rarity when a decision is changed. Reduces the effectiveness of the tool.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) October 20, 2019
But more alarming was the manner of the Reds’ performance in the first term…
VAR bollocks aside, I'm sick of seeing us go there and shit the bed regardless of how bad United are. Players doing stupid things they'd never do in other games. There's a mental block that needs overcoming.
— The Liverpool Way ??? (@theliverpoolway) October 20, 2019
“We deserve to be 1 nil down, hitting long balls as the only plan is not how an aspiring champion should play.”
– Abdel on the forums.
What an absolutely abject 45mins. Yes VAR is laughable but we've got what we deserve
— Dan Holland (@danhollandlfc) October 20, 2019
Don’t really understand what I’ve just watched. It was everything we’re not.
— the unbearables (@UTFR92) October 20, 2019
“Why is TAA putting in crosses when there’s no one in the box?
Origi is a good sub but the drop in level to the other 3 is huge.
We need to put on keita or Ox and start running at them.
Were too slow and too many back passes.” – Walshy07 on the forums.
Liverpool must come out at Old Trafford for the second-half and show what their ambitions are. Far too cautious an approach first half. Virtually little press, little-seen of overlapping wingbacks while allowing their hosts all the space and time they want.. #MUNLIV
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) October 20, 2019
Lallana chose the perfect time to end his barren run and rescue a point…
ADAM LALLANA WITH THE LEVELLER LIKE IT'S 2014
— Liverpool Offside (@LFCOffside) October 20, 2019
All of you slating Lallana when he came on can kiss my nuts right now! ?
— Erin Mc (@ErinNYC75) October 20, 2019
“Here it is. Omg. I don’t Fucking believe it. Lallana. Wow. Color me shocked. Color me FUCKING SHOCKED.”
– Neukolln on the forums.
Adam Lallana's first goal for Liverpool since May 2017. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) October 20, 2019
Me: ‘Klopp has lost the plot brining on Lallana’
Also me; ‘Great sub by Klopp, he know best and knows the players’
— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) October 20, 2019
Well done Adam Lallana, you want your players in the right place at the right time when the time comes and he was there for the tap in. We needed it. Big point.
— GaGs (@GagsTandon) October 20, 2019
In the end, the performance was not up to scratch but the Reds’ substitutions & character shone through…
Worst Liverpool performance since Napoli (a) last season. Excruciatingly bad. Found mid-game suggestions relating to the team’s mentality very odd considering the run they’ve been on and what they’ve won in that period. Idea obliterated by the timing and manner of the equaliser.
— Simon Hughes (@Simon_Hughes__) October 20, 2019
Character. Never underestimate character.
— Paul Grech (@paul_grech) October 20, 2019
Eighty-five minutes of the worst football we've seen from this side in 2019 and somehow got a point out of it. I guess we'll take that?
— Liverpool Offside (@LFCOffside) October 20, 2019
That was graft that. Take a point all day any day considering how poor we were and it’s United away. 6 points clear and top of the league.
— Lizzi Doyle (@lizzidoyle) October 20, 2019
went from "we're gonna beat this lot" to "oh fuck it's happening again oh well" to "a draw that feels like a win!" to "I'm mad Liverpool didn't win at the end" what a ride
— nate (@natefc) October 20, 2019
Liverpool awful for 80 minutes. As bad as I’ve seen them.
— Jamie Holme (@JamieHolme) October 20, 2019
For 70%of that game we were as poor as I’ve seen for a long time!!and still came away with a point,Changes where better late than never!!and made a big difference.ynwa
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) October 20, 2019
Thought Naby Keita made a real difference for #LFC off the bench, by the way. Easier against tiring legs but he showed a composure around the Manchester United box that had been completely lacking all game. His change of pace in possession brought about the equaliser, too.
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) October 20, 2019
The fact that #LFC's first corner came with the last kick of the game shows just how shocking a performance this was from them – so to still escape with a point is testimony to their character…and exactly what is needed of Champions #MNULIV
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) October 20, 2019