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Man United v Liverpool

Old Trafford
16 Mar 2014, KO: 13:30

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Post We'll be back with the lads next Saturday live from Cardiff City when the Reds return to action
Post That's all from our live coverage from Old Trafford on a day to remember for Liverpool FC
Post "We will just focus on our next game, that's Cardiff. I'm only focusing on our next game and looking to get three points. All the teams will drop points; we may well drop points, we may not. I can only look at our next game, I've done that since I've walked in the door. I'm not going to change now."
Post "I thought we could have had more goals. We were really aggressive in our game going forward, just that final pass or final touch might have been a bit better to finish them off even more. The aggression in our game was there to see. We attacked with great intent. It was a very good attacking performance."
Post "I thought we were outstanding today. We had real dominance in the game. From the first whistle, our intent was to attack, to press and to work as a team was outstanding."
Post Here's what Brendan Rodgers told his post-match press conference at Old Trafford...
Post "If we can do that, we'll win a lot of games between now and the end of the season. The rest of the people fighting with us have got to believe that we're going for it."
Post "I've said it many times – in football, the easiest thing is to talk the talk, but we've got to go and treat Cardiff like Manchester United now and then do the same at Sunderland after that.
Post We’ll enjoy tonight, but we need to move on very quickly because we know Cardiff is going to be very tough. I think we showed today that we are genuine contenders and we’re going to fight till the end for this.
Post Here's what Steven Gerrard had to say afterwards: "I've been to Old Trafford many times and we've been played off the park by a fantastic team. This is one of the most difficult places to come in the Premier League. So to come here and dominate from start to finish was great.
Post Liverpool played more passes (449) than Manchester United (410) - they had a 51.5 per cent share of the possession
Post The home team had just one shot on target - when Wayne Rooney drew a fine save from Simon Mignolet
Post This was a win that was well and truly deserved. Liverpool had 17 shots on goal, seven of which were on target, compared to United's 13 efforts.
Post Two brilliantly taken penalties from Steven Gerrard and an instinctive strike from Luis Suarez seal the win on a day that will live long in the memory for all Kopites
Post That stunning result ends Liverpool's five-year wait for a win at Old Trafford and moves them back into second in the Barclays Premier League table
95 FULL-TIME
94 Rooney hooks it over
93 United win a free-kick right on the edge of the LFC box
90 Substitution: Iago Aspas for Daniel Sturridge:
88 Coutinho shoots from the edge of the box...just wide
87 Substitution: Rio Ferdinand for Juan Mata:
86 Substitution: Lucas Leiva for Steven Gerrard:
84 Sturridge's low shot rolls into the path of Suarez, who makes no mistake with a neat finish
84 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
82 Great save by De Gea denies Suarez
78 Gerrard's low penalty hits the post
77 Second Booking: Nemanja Vidic:
77 Penalty to Liverpool! Vidic brings down Sturridge and he's off
75 Substitution: Danny Welbeck for Adnan Januzaj:
75 Substitution: Tom Cleverley for Marouane Fellaini:
75 Rooney's cross finds Van Persie unmarked, but he heads well wide
74 Coutinho's corner finds its way to Gerrard, who skips away from a challenge but lashes a volley over
74 Gerrard motors forward and shoots from 20 yards. It hits Carrick and goes behind for a corner
72 Gerrard's free-kick is headed to the edge of the box to Henderson, who drives a half-volley over the bar
71 Substitution: Philippe Coutinho for Raheem Sterling:
71 First Booking: Nemanja Vidic:
70 Sturridge dances into space but his cross can't find a teammate
68 Van Persie slams one into the side netting, but he was offside anyway
67 Philippe Coutinho is being readied for Liverpool
66 Ball breaks invitingly for Mata, who cannons an effort against Agger. It rebound for Fellani, who fires high over the bar
64 Rooney does well to hold off challenges and fashion space for a shot; however, Liverpool are able to get bodies in the way of his effort
61 Suarez does well to dig out a cross to the back post but he can't find a teammate
59 Suarez tries to break into the area but stumbles as he tries to go beyond Vidic
57 Agger requires treatment after a collision while trying to defender that corner. The Dane has a huge bruise under his eye
56 Corner from Mata is headed high over the bar by Vidic
54 First Booking: Martin Skrtel:
54 Liverpool threaten to launch a counter attack, but Henderson is stopped by Fellani. Suarez then collects and breaks into the box, but his shot is blocked by Vidic
50 In comes the corner from Rooney...easy take for Mignolet
49 Rafael's cross to the back post almost finds Mata, but Johnson knocks it behind for a corner
47 No mistake from the captain once again. Did you expect any other outcome?
47 GOAL! Steven Gerrard:
46 Allen barged over by Jones and LFC have another spot kick
46 Penalty to Liverpool!
46 SECOND HALF: Liverpool get the game back underway
45 HALF-TIME
45 Two minutes of added time to be played at the end of the first half
44 Stunning save from Mignolet keeps Liverpool's lead intact as he repels Rooney's powerful volley. His follow-up is blocked by Skrtel
42 Mata's delivery is headed well wide at the near post by Evra
42 Van Persie turns and shoots. It strikes Skrtel and goes behind for a corner
41 United try to open up the Reds' defence, but Skrtel thumps clear
37 First Booking: Steven Gerrard:
34 No mistake from the skipper from 12 yards!
34 GOAL! Steven Gerrard:
33 Rafael handles Suarez's attempt to go beyond him and Liverpool have a penalty at Old Trafford
33 Penalty to Liverpool!
32 First Booking: Rafael da Silva:
31 First Booking: Jon Flanagan:
28 Sturridge tries to find Suarez. It's cut out by Vidic and the ball breaks for Allen, but he can't get enough on his shot and De Gea is able to make a routine stop
25 Lovely one-two between Suarez and Sturridge opens up space. Jones clears behind for a corner
22 Sterling crosses to the back post in search of Sturridge, but it's too high for the striker to control
20 A good chance for Liverpool goes begging. Suarez's brilliant ball finds the run of Sturridge, whose turn leaves Vidic grounded. The striker elects to shoot but can't get anything behind it and it bounces wide
18 Fellani's cross to the back post is flicked on by Skrtel to Van Persie. He controls and has two attempts at shooting, but the ball eventually bounces harmlessly into the hands of Mignolet
12 Rooney crosses from the right, but's over everyone in the middle and goes out for a throw in on the far side
11 Flanagan is given a talking to by the referee after a foul on Rooney. No yellow card, however
10 Van Persie turns Skrtel and crosses, but he can't pick out a teammate and Liverpool clear
8 Johnson cuts inside from the right and attempts to shoot with his left foot. He can't get any purchase on it, however, and it's an easy claim for De Gea
6 Gerrard's corner is headed away at the near post by Carrick
5 Good challenge by Flanagan on Fellani allows Suarez to burst into the box. He's eventually nudged over by the Belgian, but a corner is awarded and not a spot kick
3 Evra's cross is hooked away by Gerrard on the edge of the box
3 Henderson slides Sturridge into space behind the United defence, and he drills wide of De Gea's near post
1 KICK OFF: Manchester United get us underway at Old Trafford
Pre The players are out on the pitch and a noisy atmosphere is building. Kick off is just moments away...
Pre Manchester United substitutes: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Cleverley, Kagawa, Valencia, Young, Welbeck.
Pre Manchester United team: De Gea; Rafael, Jones, Vidic, Evra; Mata, Fellaini, Carrick, Januzaj; Rooney, van Persie.
Pre Substitutes: Jones, Sakho, Cissokho, Lucas, Coutinho, Moses, Aspas.
Pre Liverpool: Mignolet, Flanagan, Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Gerrard, Henderson, Allen, Sterling, Suarez, Sturridge.
Pre TEAM NEWS: Raheem Sterling replaces Philippe Coutinho in the only change to Liverpool’s line-up.
Pre He explained: “Manchester City's success in the last few years may have given the derby more sway on the title race but nothing touches United v Liverpool as far as I'm concerned.”
Pre We asked Red Devils supporter and football writer Jonathan Birchall to provide us with the view from the opposition ahead of kick-off and he revealed why these games matter more than any other.
Pre “I can't wait to get out on the field and try to get the job done,” Sturridge continued. “We're feeling optimistic and feeling confident about it; we're looking forward to getting stuck into the last 10 games.”
Pre Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com earlier this week about the return fixture and the opportunity to be a hero again, the prolific No.15 said: "It would be amazing. It's a big game - I'm looking forward to it very much.”
Pre Daniel Sturridge was the match-winner when the two sides last met in the Barclays Premier League, heading home within three minutes at Anfield to claim a 1-0 victory for the Reds last September.
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Pre It’s at the same time that build-up to the encounter will begin on the club’s official television channel, LFC TV, with analysis, pre-match interviews and more directly from Old Trafford.
Pre We’ll have confirmed news of Rodgers’ chosen starting XI and substitutes before anywhere else – at around 12.30pm GMT. Check the homepage and our social media channels for a first sight of the team.
Pre The boss can welcome midfielder Lucas Leiva and defender Mamadou Sakho back into his squad for the journey to the other end of the M62, after both progressed well in training throughout the week.
Pre "The city rivalry is huge and obviously there are two different clubs with two different histories,” Rodgers added. “I always focus on the great history of this club. I know what these games mean to the supporters so we'll be going there looking to get the result for them.”
Pre The Northern Irishman commented: "We know the magnitude of the game; we know it's a very important fixture for our supporters. It's a city rivalry as well as a football rivalry.”
Pre Brendan Rodgers spoke to Liverpoolfc.com ahead of the match, explaining how he understands the level of importance games against United hold among supporters.
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Pre The fixture kicks off the Reds’ final 10 matches of what has been an incredible season to date, with Chelsea’s defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday providing even more incentive for a positive result.
Pre Welcome to the Liverpoolfc.com match centre for arguably the biggest game of Liverpool’s season so far: a trip to Old Trafford for a highly anticipated clash with rivals Manchester United.