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Man United 1-1 Liverpool: Player Ratings – What the media and statistics say

Liverpool drew 1-1 with Man United at Old Trafford, but very few players impressed for the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side went into the game as overriding favourites, looking to make it a joint-record 18 Premier League wins in a row.

But the league leaders were largely awful against their bitter rivals and were fortunate to come away with a point.

Marcus Rashford’s opener was cancelled out by a late equaliser from substitute Adam Lallana, preserving the Reds’ unbeaten record and putting them six points clear of Man City.

Here we compare our player ratings with those from the Liverpool Echo, the Mirror, the Independent, Sky Sports, FotMob and the TIA readers.

It was Andy Robertson (6.7) who led the way in the averages, although his rather mediocre rating showed how poor Liverpool were.

The left-back was never at his blistering best, but he kept going throughout and teed-up Lallana for the priceless equaliser.

This is Anfield’s Henry Jackson summed up the brilliance of Robertson, saying that “even when he struggles, he is still effective.”

Gini Wijnaldum (6.5) was next up, on a day when he couldn’t be accused of being curiously invisible in the middle of the park.

The Echo‘s Ian Doyle described the Dutchman as “lively,” while John Cross of the Mirror felt he was “the pick of Liverpool’s players.”

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)

Making up the top three was Virgil van Dijk (6.3), who put in yet another strong showing – one that arguably merited a higher average rating.

Sky Sports thought the centre-back “dealt with most of what came his way,” but did admit he “could have been more ambitious on the ball.”

In terms of the poorest player on the day, Jordan Henderson (4.8) took home the unwanted prize.

Jackson claimed the Reds skipper provided no guile and Cross highlighted that he was “shifted to the right flank but that did not work either.”

Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Genk in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

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