Manchester United keep their Premier League dream hope alive after a 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
An encounter of not many possibilities saw the Red Devils extend their’ unbeaten run to three matches, their lengthiest streak in the top flight since March 2005, in what was Jurgen Klopp’s 200th premier league game in charge.
Alisson denied Paul Pogba from apparently the most incredible chances as United’s stalemate run against the Reds is extended to five games for the first time since 2002.
Yet, the outcome keeps them two points clear at the top from Leicester City and guaranteed Liverpool stay one further back.
It was 14 minutes until either side registered a shot, Roberto Firmino saw his effort blocked and Andy Robertson drilling the loose ball over.
Liverpool controlled possession as United tried to exploit them on the counter-attack with the makeshift back defence pairing of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson on the break, with Robertson doing great to stop Marcus Rashford after a promising move.
Bruno Fernandes toot away a free-kick just wide and Firmino scraped a shot directly at David de Gea as Liverpool broke forward rapidly, that effort indicating the only shot on target of the first half.
United Captain Harry Maguire did well to deny Firmino a clear cut chance from a Robertson cross and divert a Mohamed Salah shot wide before Fernandes fired the visitors first shot directly at Alisson with 65 minutes played.
Edinson Cavani came off the bench as United looked for sought for more chances in attack, with Pogba heading directly at the Liverpool manager from a Fernandes corner.
Fernandes was impeded after United’s best move of the match, Alisson standing his ground to the save after the midfielder turned Luke Shaw’s cross goalwards.
De Gea throws himself to tip Thiago Alcantara’s powerful strike wide before Pogba was thwarted by Alisson, the midfielder shooting directly at Brazilian after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s pass.