MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 19, 2019: Manchester United's Daniel James (L) and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk during the FA Premier League match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“It was everything we’re not” – Liverpool fans react to poor display vs. Man United

A late Adam Lallana strike was enough to rescue a point for Liverpool at Man United following a largely lacklustre performance by the Reds.

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.

It was a lacklustre start for Jurgen Klopp‘s side and while contentious at best, Marcus Rashford took advantage to edge United in front, with Sadio Mane later having his effort chalked off on VAR.

The second half followed a similar trend before a rare show of quality from Andy Robertson saw Adam Lallana handed a goal on a silver platter, ensuring Liverpool claimed a point.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on Facebook, Twitter and This Is Anfield’s forums.


The manner of United’s goal incensed fans, with VAR and the referee at the centre of the controversy…

“ VAR….it’s as bad as Brexit. All sorts of promises, no clue what’s going on.”

big noyd on the forums.


But more alarming was the manner of the Reds’ performance in the first term…

“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.

“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.


Lallana chose the perfect time to end his barren run and rescue a point…

“Here it is. Omg. I don’t Fucking believe it. Lallana. Wow. Color me shocked. Color me FUCKING SHOCKED.”

Neukolln on the forums.


In the end, the performance was not up to scratch but the Reds’ substitutions & character shone through…