Liverpool were held by Manchester United at Anfield yesterday.
After last season’s 7-0 mauling you can forgive ‘The Red Devils’ for taking a cautious approach to the game.
In truth it was a terrible game of football for the neutral but Erik ten Hag saw some positives.
RED CARD FOR DALOT!!! 🟥
He gets one card for shouting at the referee and then gets another moments later for dissent 😬 pic.twitter.com/uMz0UsX28k
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 17, 2023
When asked what he liked about his team’s outing he replied to BBC Sport:
“There were a lot of aspects, absolutely. I think the performance was very good from our side.”
“The gameplan went well, the players were brilliant how they stuck together and were in the fight.
“My only criticism would be in possession we could hurt them more, if you get one, two, three passes in. But that’s the only thing. If we scored one of the big opportunities we could have won this game.
“Liverpool is a very good team, a very good attacking team and a lot of movement. You have to defend very disciplined and it is a big compliment to the team how they did… the spirit, and the passion and desire was there.”
“We knew that beforehand that last year we beat them twice but we lost – and it was a big loss. Of course you want to take revenge.
“We have a good squad, a good team and we can make something out of this season.”
Next up for United is a trip to West Ham on Saturday.