Solskjaer laments Man United’s ‘missed alternative’ after Liverpool draw

LIVERPOOL, Jan 18 — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United’s 0-Zero draw at Liverpool was a “missed alternative” after Alisson Becker made two very good saves to disclaim the Premier League leaders. Solskjaer’s aspect weren’t at their finest however nonetheless had the primary possibilities in a scrappy conflict at Anfield yesterday. They needed to accept some extent after Alisson’s good stops stored out close-range efforts from Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba within the second half. United are two factors away from second positioned Leicester and three forward of third positioned Liverpool.

“It’s solely a very good outcome if we win the subsequent recreation. It was a chance missed with the possibilities we had however then once more we have been taking part in an excellent aspect.” Solskjaer stated. “I feel we grew within the recreation and towards the top it was there for us to win. We created two huge possibilities and it was two good saves by the keeper. “It’s not simply the outcome we’re dissatisfied with, it’s a few of the efficiency. I do know these boys can play higher. We’ve got improved and progressed.” Prime of the Premier League at this stage of the season for the primary time since 2013, United’s journey to Anfield was billed as an opportunity to point out their surprising emergence as title contenders was not a flash within the pan.

Harm-hit champions Liverpool, now and not using a win in 4 league video games, needed to play midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson at centre-back, making them extra susceptible than traditional. However Solskjaer conceded United lacked composure at instances and struggled to impose themselves within the first half. “We have been stronger in direction of the top. We didn’t begin in any respect within the first half. We didn’t have any composure or attempt to impose ourselves,” he stated. “I assumed Paul (Pogba) was completely good. We knew he needed to do a job defensively to assist us with (Andrew) Robertson. I assumed he was wonderful and will have gotten the aim his efficiency deserved. “Truthful play to Liverpool. With two central midfielders on the again and to defend in addition to they did reveals their high quality.” — AFP

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