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Published: Sun, October 15, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Liverpool should have taken more risks against Manchester United - Jamie Carragher

Liverpool should have taken more risks against Manchester United - Jamie Carragher

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said he could never get away with the cautious tactics used by Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho in Saturday's 0-0 Premier League draw at Anfield.

The Spain global brilliantly kept out Joel Matip's close-range effort with his foot in the first half to ensure that Jose Mourinho's side left Anfield with a point.

The gap to the leading Manchester clubs is already seven points, and defeat today would extend that to 10.

The Manchester United manager won three with Chelsea, so he certainly does not need to be told that some points are better than others and that a title can not be won by playing champagne football every week.

And Mills accused Lovren of play-acting, stating: "There's no blood, no cut on Lovren, and I've just seen a replay of the incident when Lukaku clips him".

"Even at the start of the season I don't think Liverpool fans expected them to win the title - I certainly didn't".

Consider the criticism harsh or not, Lukaku is doing little to prove that he can actually perform against the likes of Liverpool.

Still, form goes out of the window when Liverpool and Manchester United play each other and Jurgen Klopp knows that his team will send a strong message to the rest of the Premier League if they can beat Manchester United.

Liverpool's third draw in four matches leaves them sixth.

Liverpool should have taken more risks with their substitutions against Manchester United, says Jamie Carragher.

"They'll have to, they'll have to make sure they counter attack better. One point away from home, we're happy". "He had no impact on the game and had no influence and it's the big matches that will define him".

The Reds maintained our unbeaten run in all competitions this season and David De Gea kept another clean sheet as Jose Mourinho's men played out a 0-0 stalemate at Anfield for the second successive season in a game of few chances on Merseyside.

Having scored four goals four times in the league this season, Mourinho had joked he would play nine attackers at Anfield this time, but it was another safety-first game plan from the arch pragmatist.

Matip felt Liverpool would have won the game if he had taken the opportunity.

"Liverpool will be more interested in Arsenal's results - maybe Chelsea and Tottenham - although those two probably think they're capable of catching the two Manchester clubs".

Klopp said that while he was disappointed not to pick up all three points, he was pleased with the way his team performed against one of the title favourites.

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