In their first clash in European competitions, Liverpool bounced their fiercest rivals, Manchester United, from the Europa League and advanced to the quarter-finals.
In another first, Liverpool’s draw 1-1 at Old Trafford also signaled United’s first elimination in European competition against an English side.
For most of the first half, it looked like Liverpool might be feeling some nerves. The Reds committed errors all over the pitch, putting themselves into trouble on a number of occasions.
Across the midfield, Liverpool struggled to get a grip on the match. The pairing of Emre Can and Jordan Henderson appeared shaky and off. Philippe Coutinho, in particular, struggled to hang onto the ball.
Everyone gave the ball away cheaply. Pressure mounted when a poor decision by Nathaniel Clyne resulted in a penalty and a United 1-0 lead. Then the Reds swelled rather than shrank and the nerves quickly faded and Liverpool finished them in the final seconds of the first half.
Here are four findings from the match.