That apart, there was not a great amount of penalty-area activity during a first half that was far too hectic to expect either side to pass the ball with their normal accuracy. So ahead of this highly-anticipated tie, Sportsmail takes a look at five key tactical issues. "We defended well, maybe we can create a bit more but we take this point and we're looking forward and thinking about the next game".
Premier League football returns on Saturday with the standout match of the weekend taking place at Anfield. We just trust the players that are going to play. Without Mane, that happens less.
"They came here and wanted a point, and got it. We wanted three points, and didn't get them".
Liverpool have had 137 shots - the most in the division, eclipsing even Manchester City - but they will find it difficult to break down this defence.
"It depends on you for what is an entertaining game".
What the match lacked in thrill it made up for in intrigue as both managers kept faith with their sides after a predictably tense first half.
That said, Liverpool are sure to provide the visitors with their toughest test of the season yet.
Yesterday was different. Yesterday they were both resigned to their fate, both sat on their backsides at the same time. The result leaves the Reds with just one win in their last seven matches in all competitions.
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David De Gea: "I think we defended really well today, the same as the last games, and we needed to be at that level in the defensive part".
Brazilian Philippe Coutinho drifted into pockets of space and from time to time threatened to produce something eye-catching, while Egyptian Mohamed Salah's pace and dribbling caused some awkward moments for United left-back Matteo Darmian.