Hopeless and embarrassing – Liverpool beaten by Man United

Premier League
Saturday 12 September 2015 - 5:30 pm
Old Trafford
Man Utd3
1Liverpool
Show Match Events
48'Clyne
Blind49'
Herrera70'
75'Milner
84'Benteke
Martial86'

Manchester United had an easy day at the office against a miserable lacklustre Liverpool side.

Liverpool looked good in the pre-match warm up but from the first whistle looked an embarrassing rump of a football team.

The pre-match team had only featured one change from the reds 3-0 defeat against West Ham - and that was an enforced change.  Danny Ings replacing the suspended Coutinho.

Would this be the return to 2 up front with Ings and Benteke in the side?

No.

Of course not.

Rodgers stuck striker Ings on the left wing, with attacking midfielder Firmino shunted on to the right wing.

When Liverpool managed to get the ball they pumped it up to the lone figure of Benteke.

It was a miracle that the reds made it to half time 0-0.

The second half was a different story as United grabbed the early goal - from a set-piece of course.  Daley Blind allowed  freedom at the edge of the box to fire past Mignolet.

Joe Gomez, the centre-back who we play at left-back, brought down Herrera who duly converted from the penalty spot to effectively end the game.

The reds had some late hope - Benteke finding the net with a spectacular overhead kick with five minutes to go.

But within a minute - United's expensive teenager Antony Martial, on from the bench, cut past Martin Skrtel to fire home United's third.

Liverpool now turn their attention to a Europa League tie on Thursday against Bordeaux.

  • Pacman

    4 seasons into the Rodgers reign and we look no better than when he first arrived. We need a proven manager with tactical nous. The first names that spring to mind are Ancelotti and Klopp. Do it Fsg and save the season while there is still time. Brendans been found out. Comfortably beaten by an average united team

  • Andy L

    Klopps not the answer but your right Rodgers has to go. Enough of his tinkering,playing players out of positions and of course only one lone striker !! Today was embarrassing.We only started to play when we were one nil down, then of course we’re chasing the game. So time for someone fresh but who that is I’m not so sure !

  • Lysias Sibanda

    Rodgers seriously thinks he has a defense strong enough for him to send a youth international on loan . Skrtel and his defensive parter Lovren are leaky and they will concede quite a few goals this year . The manager’s strategy of going to Old Trafford to defend was wrong and the players obviously didn’t by into it because they were not convincing . There is neither life nor passion I this team .

  • Afinio

    Hate to say it, but its time to replace Rodgers. Getting beat 3-0 at home shows that there is something seriously wrong. But after todays display, I’ve lost any hope that he can rurn things around. Klopp is available bring him on before its too late.