The initial half witnessed Liverpool asserting dominance, displaying sharper and quicker ball movement, while Manchester United struggled to advance beyond their half.
In the opening 45 minutes, Erik Ten Hag’s side managed only two shots.
The second half continued in a similar vein, with Liverpool maintaining control without creating clear-cut opportunities against their historic rivals.
Eventually, Manchester United found their footing in the game.
In the 67th minute, Rasmus Hojlund had a golden chance to give United the lead, engaging in quick play with Scott McTominay, leading to a one-on-one opportunity with Alisson, who made a crucial save.
Mohamed Salah and Ibrahim Konate tested Andre Onana with powerful shots, and the Liverpool fans, sensing a competitive match, intensified the atmosphere, expressing their passionate disdain for their Mancunian foes.
In the 76th minute, Darwin Nunez’s penalty appeal was dismissed.
A brief VAR check occurred in the 85th minute for a potential Liverpool penalty due to a Luke Shaw handball, resulting in a booking for Shaw following a late challenge on Konate.
In the 94th minute, Diogo Dalot received two rapid bookings for dissent, leading to his dismissal as he vehemently protested Michael Oliver’s decision regarding a throw-in.
However, no further incidents occurred, and the match concluded with a 0-0 scoreline.
Looking ahead, Liverpool faces another exciting home clash against Arsenal, with the winner poised to lead the table on Christmas Day, currently trailing/leading Arsenal by one point.
The game is scheduled for Saturday, December 23.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s next fixture is against West Ham on December 23.