Manchester United vs Liverpool was one of the most highly-anticipated matches of the season. Fans across the globe were shaking with excitement towards what would surely be a thrilling encounter.
The result? One of the tamest 0-0 draws you are ever likely to see.
The two sides played out a cagey first half, neither wanting to make a mistake which could define their opponents' season. This caution spilled out into the second half, but it was United who looked the most likely to score.
However, a spirited performance from Liverpool's defence ensured Jurgen Klopp's side earned a point, and it was enough to take them back to the summit of the Premier League. However, many fans were certainly less than impressed with Liverpool's performance.
We’re not winning this title, with how our form is looking. That has to be up there with the worst Liverpool game I’ve seen.— Robin (@Robish13) February 24, 2019
The fact that Liverpool's Front Three so very rarely look like what Liverpool's Front Three are meant to look like is something that at some point is going to have to be addressed.— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) February 24, 2019
What can't be overlooked is the seemingly-lethal airborne virus which must be sweeping across Manchester. How else can you explain the obscene number of injuries?
Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera were all forced off in the first half, as was Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino. Marcus Rashford was also limping almost all game, and it seemed seriously possible that United would end the match with eight or nine players.
So many injuries in this game Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher will be warming up soon— Shambles FC (@JackTheGooner) February 24, 2019
Saw fewer injuries in the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan.— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) February 24, 2019
To be fair, United were spraying garlic on the pitch beforehand, so maybe that has something to do with it?