Liverpool player ratings for the 2-2 draw with Manchester United

The Reds were left to rue a flurry of missed chances once again.
Manchester United v Liverpool FC - Premier League
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It proved to be another frustrating trip to Old Trafford as Liverpool for the second time in less than a month could not convert their bevy of chances to salt the game away.

A 1-0 halftime lead should have at least been two, if not three. Luis Diaz found the opener from a Darwin Nunez headed assist and it looked like the Reds had the dream scenario going.

However, woeful finishing from a handful of players would prove costly. An awful back pass gifted United their first goal before Kobbie Mainoo scored what has to be admittedly a world class goal as he curled his shot to the far post.

A Mohamed Salah penalty late on would salvage a point from the match, but the damage was done and it was two points dropped for the Reds.

Let's see how Liverpool rated on this frustrating afternoon.

Caoimhin Kelleher - 7/10 - There was not a lot for Kelleher to do in this one. He was not at fault for either of the United goals. Made a few good stops throughout and played the best he could in the moment.

Conor Bradley - 7/10 - This was a much improved perfromance from what we saw the last time he was at Old Trafford. It was a challenging opening sector but he grew into the game. Was a constant threat going forward. Subbed.

Jarell Quansah 6.5/10 - His day will be marred by the horrific decision to pass the ball blindly back to the middle of the park. It was the first time he looked "young" on the pitch. Otherwise, was relatively solid but the damage was done.

Virgil van Dijk 7/10 - There was not a lot to complain about from van Dijk on Sunday as he was constantly in the right spot and directing traffic. Neutralized some United counters with his tremendous positioning.

Andy Robertson - 7/10 - It was a strong day at the office for Robbo who was heavily involved in a lot of the Liverpool attacking moves, particularly in the first half. He tracked back defensively well enough and was not at fault for either goal.

Alexis Mac Allister 8/10 - It was another sterling display from the Argentine who continues to be the cconstant shining light in the Liverpool midfield. Every good thing moved through him. So good in every facet of the game, just a brilliant player.

Wataru Endo 6/10 - It was not the tenacious peformance we were expecting coming off a full week of rest. He was off the pace on more than one occasion. Grew into the game a bit, but never truly found his footing. Subbed.

Dominik Szoboszlai 6.5/10 - Early on Szobo looked lively and was putting himself in dangerous positions. Had a shot well saved by Onana after Salah put him through. Once again though, neglected some defensive duties. Subbed.

Mohamed Salah 7/10 - It was another wasteful afternoon for Salah who probably should have scored at least two goals. This was Brighton all over again as he scored but it did not feel like a vintage performance. Wastefulness must stop. Was always a danger going forward.

Darwin Nunez 6.5/10 - Nunez got the assist with a great headed flick on but otherwise, it was a largely forgettable day. He put himself in dangerous spots as always but the decision making was not on point. Missed a wide open pull back to Szobo in a 5-on-2 that could have changed things. Subbed.

Luis Diaz 7/10 - Great finish to open the scoring and he never relented throughout. Was always a willing runner and wanted to attack the United defense. Created some half-chances 2nd half but nothing came to fruition.


Harvey Elliott 7/10 - Coming on in the 70th minute for Endo, Elliott immediately changed the tempo for Liverpool. His energy and commitment to move forward helped stem some things. Won the penalty for Salah to convert. Great talent he is.

Joe Gomez 6.5/10 - Gomez was fine after coming on as he did not leave an indelible mark on the game. Was an outlet in pressure moments but he did not have the most room to operate like he would have wanted.

Cody Gakpo 6/10 - There was not super sub Gakpo today as he failed to inspire the Reds attack. A few moments of threatening play but his final decisions were lacking. Was not in sync with Diaz or Robbo.

Curtis Jones 6.5/10 - Came on and moved the ball along well. A yellow for breaking up the United counter late on. Wasn't able to get forward and affect things as much as he would have liked either.