Manchester United played against Liverpool at the Anfield for the first time in the European competition to take on Liverpool in the first leg of 2016 Europa League round of 16. United made four changes and looked lightweight in midfield with Fellaini starting the game.
Liverpool dominated the first half and scored through penalty when Depay brought down Sturridge in the box. David De Gea made couple of world class saves to keep united in the game.
Roberto Firmino scored second for Liverpool in second half to take complete control of the tie as United struggled to get a grip on the game. Fellaini who started the game for United was woeful and Van Gaal will be under massive pressure after the game for his team selection.
Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United – Match Highlights
- 20′ 1 – 0 Daniel Sturridge (pen.)
- Firmino scored second for Liverpool in second half 2 – 0.
Depay brought down Sturridge inside the box and referee awarded a penalty to Liverpool. Sturridge stepped up to score his 5th goal against United in 7 matches.
Daniel Sturridge put Liverpool 1-0 up in first half when he won and scored a penalty in a game which Liverpool dominated in first 45 minutes and Firmino scored second for Liverpool in second half 2 – 0. David De Gea and Firmino made superb saves to keep Liverpool at 2-0 victory.
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