Liverpool deserved the win, key moments went against us: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that his boys should have capitalised on the start they had against Jurgen Klopp's boys at Old Trafford.
While Sadio Mane refused to shake hands with the manager, Jurgen Klopp said there wasn't much to read into the episode.
Tonight it was really deserved, against a team in form: Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp after win over Manchester United
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool was better on the night and deserved to win the Premier League clash against Manchester United.
Stand-in captain Bruno Fernandes' deflected effort got Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side off to a good start, only for Diogo Jota to level with a smart flick after a penalty decision was overturned.
Mane who has scored more than 20 goals in each of the last three seasons, has managed to score just 14 times in the ongoing campaign.
The top four sides in the EPL standings attain qualification for the UCL and Liverpool faces an uphill task to finish in the top four.
Jurgen Klopp's side stumbled over the line for only a second league win at home in 2021 thanks to Sadio Mane's first-half header and Thiago Alcantara's first goal for the club in the 90th minute.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool will next be locking horns against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola's men lifted the League Cup for the fourth consecutive season last weekend before taking a huge step towards the Champions League final.
Mohamed Salah had opened the scoring after just three minutes, but Liverpool wasted a host of chances to extend their lead and paid in stoppage time.
There were around 150 Liverpool fans outside the stadium and they greeted the players and management with warm applause as the team bus arrived at Anfield.
After the aborted attempt to form a European Super League, Liverpool owner John Henry attempted to regain the trust of fans with an apology video.
Liverpool, who played out a 1-1 draw in the EPL against Leeds United were subjected to boos by the fans ahead of this particular fixture.
Liverpool stayed in sixth place, outside the Champions League places, after Spain defender Diego Llorente scored with a header from an inswinging corner to earn Leeds a point.
It was because of a solid performance by that makeshift defense that Madrid held on for a 0-0 draw at Anfield and made it back to the Champions League semifinals after a two-year absence.