Facing Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League, Ronaldo executed his 'Ronaldo Chop' before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner. The Reds would burst from winter with a show of strength. For a long time, Rashford had skill alone. He is a guy that you can trust. Seemed to be flummoxed by the pace of such a high octane fixture, which is surprising in itself. Take a bad touch and make it better.
"We have to defend these situations better".
"But Seville and Brighton are 'die or live' games so the next two are much more important than this one".
"Second half we had to continue chasing the game, then we scored the goal and should have been a penalty around Fellaini situation on Sadio", Klopp lamented. "I think we deserved the three points".
"One of the things Rashford does really well is carry the ball".
While young right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold had a tough afternoon as he struggled against United's forward line.
There are serious questions to be asked about Liverpool's midfield going forward. The Englishman was anonymous for large parts of the first half until he finally decided to wake up and impact the game. And there was more.
"We have also the possibility of the long ball to (Scott) McTominay and to play against (Andrew) Robertson in the air".
He was tireless in his running but Alexis Sánchez couldn't add anything in an attacking sense. Given it's his trailing arm as he's running back to his own goal, it looks a natural movement. But as Alexander-Arnold found out, Rashford restricts his opponent from pushing far up as well.
Ronaldo's 32nd and 33rd goals moved him one ahead of his Barcelona rival.
"He's fit and if he is trying too hard, that's great". Cech is the only goalkeeper in league history to reach the 200 mark.
"Lovren never won a header against Lukaku and it cost Liverpool two goals".
"That's your discussion, not mine". It was clearly a win for the direct style of football. A useful squad player for Klopp, but he didn't belong on the pitch on Saturday.
Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal at Old Trafford in Manchester, on August 26, 2017. Klopp deduced that a more delicate touch was needed, but even the introduction of Adam Lallana could not swing the game Liverpool's way. United's backline looked the best it has been in months, and it unsurprisingly coincided with Bailly's return. A destroyer in McTominay and another defensive influencer in Nemanja Matic gave United the security which the manager often priorities. "Of course, it was fundamental".
"They scored twice. One teams gets a big boost, the other a big blow". Midway through the second half, Liverpool pulled one back through a hilarious own-goal from Eric Bailly.
United's players can have a laugh.