Manchester United held Liverpool to a barren draw at Anfield, according to the Guardian. Both teams apparently squandered chances they had in front of goal in each half. Liverpool held more possession in United's half most of the match but their profligacy in front of goal couldn't help matters. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea's superlative save denied Jurgen Klopp's side a decisive moment in the first half when Liverpool center back Joel Matip almost find the back of the net. Overall, the home team tested United goalie David de Gea with nineteen shots.

At the other side, United defense were able to hold the host and both sides eventually settled for a stalemate at full-time. Liverpool is eighth with thirteen points, while Manchester United is second with twenty points. Here's an analysis of the match.

Liverpool outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Simon Mignolet (6.71). Defender - Joseph Gomez (7.29), Joel Matip (6.92), Dejan Lovren (7.62), Alberto Moreno (7.18). Midfielder - Emre Can (6.78), Georginio Wijnaldum (7.21), Jordan Henderson (seven points). Forward - Mohamed Salah (7.33), Roberto Firmino (7.52), Philippe Coutinho (6.48). Used substitutes - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (6.56), Dominic Solanke (5.93), Daniel Sturridge (six points).

Team's strength and weakness: Jurgen Klopp's side often held possession in United's half and went on to create goal bound opportunities through individual efforts but weak at finishing.

Style of play: Liverpool mainly attacked through the center midfield and favored short passes.

Manchester United outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - David de Gea (7.18).

Defender - Antonio Valencia (seven points), Phil Jones (7.19), Chris Smalling (6.79), Matteo Darmian (7.18). Midfielder - Nemanja Matic (6.94), Ander Herrera (7.48), Ashley Young (5.93), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (6.30), Anthony Martial (6.58). Forward - Romelu Lukaku (six points). Used substitutes - Victor Lindelöf (six points), Jesse Lingard (six points), Marcus Rashford (six points).

Team's strength and weakness: Manchester United showed no significant strength and weakness throughout the encounter.

Style of play: José Mourinho's side played with width and largely launched attacks through the right wing.

Man of the Match

Center back Dejan Lovren played well for Liverpool. Lovren firmly held United's dreadful attackers from making any reasonable attempts in their box. He had 92 touches in the match.

Upcoming fixtures for both teams

Manchester United will take on Huddersfield on the road on Saturday 21 October. The following day, Liverpool faces Tottenham at London Stadium.