Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Liverpool deserved the defeat against Manchester United: Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool deserved the defeat against Manchester United: Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool fought back in the second half, reducing the deficit when defender Eric Bailly sliced Sadio Mane's cross into his own net at the near post.

"He doesn't have to (speak to me)", Rashford added.

His double inside the first 25 minutes means Rashford scored more goals from one game than Alexis Sanchez has managed for United since signing the most lucrative contract in Premier League history in January.

Rashford and United are approaching the end of their second season under Mourinho's guidance, and the England global believes he now has a better understanding of how the Portuguese works and what he expects from certain individuals.

McTominay's decision to pass the ball backwards rather than launching a counter-attack midway through the second half against Liverpool was met with derision. "Liverpool is Liverpool, Liverpool is a big match, Liverpool is a match against a valid competitor for the top four, but nothing is decided". United have seen their bitter rivals Liverpool advance to the Champions League quarterfinals, and they're now looking to join them.

"We want the supporters behind us, since I've been here they've been really good".

Eventually, it will come off and become more natural, and it is perfectly usual for there to be an adjusting period, but United's prolific attackers will hugely benefit in understanding each other's movements.

"Even after Liverpool made it 2-1, which could have pushed them for more, my team was completely in control at set pieces and corners". United haven't lost to Liverpool since March of 2014.

"Romelu Lukaku is strong in these challenges, so if you can not avoid the long ball then you have to be there to help your mate for the second ball".

That win puts United firmly in the driving seat now to secure second place with eight games left to play.

Jose Mourinho remains a tough manager to beat when the stakes are high and so he proved on Saturday afternoon, but the Liverpool fans stayed in high spirits even after the match had finished - drawing praise from across the board.

"We have to defend these situations better".

"He is improving a lot in training".

"He plays like he already played five or six years in the Premier League, but he's still young".

West Brom remain rooted to the bottom of the table as Leicester's 4-1 win at the Hawthorns increased the pressure on boss Alan Pardew.

Klopp said he was pleased with his side's reaction after they were 2-0 behind after only 24 minutes.

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