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Manchester United 0, Liverpool 0: Man of the Match

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Manchester United v Liverpool FC - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

This was a dire match for neutrals, and ultimately, a pretty poor one for supporters of either team participating. It all went to pieces early on, with Manchester United forced into a host of substitutions due to injuries, and Liverpool similarly having to bring on Daniel Sturridge for Roberto Firmino in the first half. Neither side really settled into much of a rhythm, and neither side mounted a convincing display with the ball.

Which is not to say that the injuries were solely responsible for the result: Liverpool’s attack, blunted though it was by the absence of Firmino, struggled mightily. Sadio Mané and Mo Salah were both very much on the periphery, and sadly, Sturridge was mostly anonymous as well. Elsewhere, Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum were solid, and even responsible for Liverpool’s forward momentum at times, but ultimately lacked the creativity to force the issue. It ended 0-0, which few would have predicted.

Now let us know how you saw it. Hitting the up arrow is a vote to move the player up the list—or to help keep them on top. Hitting down is a vote to push that player closer to the bottom. It’s half man of the match poll and half power ranking, and we want to use it to find out who you think played well after each Liverpool match and, at the other end, who you’d maybe like to see given the next game off.

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