Following the disappointing draw at Anfield, Liverpool travelled to the red side of Manchester for their FA Cup 4th round tie.
Having been unable to score a single goal during their last outing, both sides went into the fixture with the strongest XI possible in order to stake their chances for the cup.
The scoreline stood at 1-1 at half-time as Mohamed Salah managed to surprise Manchester United early into the first half with his opener. The Reds hadn’t scored in their previous 4 Premier League outings and the front-three were suffering a collective drought. But Roberto Firmino combined perfectly with the Egyptian tonight to bring that poor run to an end.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side were not able to celebrate their lead for too long as the Red Devils equalised less than 10 minutes later. Marcus Rashford provided a brilliant ball down the right side for Mason Greenwood who finished off the chance brilliantly.
Although it was a great goal from the youngster, what was interesting to watch was how Andy Robertson employed a last-ditch tactic to put the attacker off his game. As the Englishman lined up his shot, the left-back was seen shouting at the top of his voice in what was probably an attempt to break the opponent’s composure.
See the incident here:
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And being a playground tactic, it was never likely to work on a professional footballer. Greenwood made no mistake from the opposition box, ultimately beating Alisson to level the score.
On the other hand, today’s goal means the teenager is on his way back to form and has finally added a goal against a top-six opposition to his name. The 19-year-old will be hoping to continue and build on today’s momentum.