Player Ratings: Man Utd stay top following goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield


Manchester United and Liverpool shared the spoils in a hotly anticipated derby clash at Anfield, with the game ending 0-0.


Liverpool had the majority of the possession but there were not a lot of clear-cut chances.


Jurgen Klopp's side dominated the first-half and Roberto Firmino had some opportunities in front of goal which he failed to convert.


United had a good spell towards the end of the game, with Alisson making some important saves to keep the scores level.


Ultimately the game ended in a draw and United stay top of the table.


Liverpool player ratings


Alisson - 8




The Brazilian little to do in the first half, but when called upon he showed why he is one of the best keepers in the Premier League. He had one nervous moment which almost allowed Edison Cavani to shoot, but was rescued by his defence. Made an important save to deny Bruno Fernandes with 15 minutes to go before keeping out Paul Pogba in the final 10 minutes.


Trent Alexander-Arnold - 5


The right-back has suffered a downturn in form recently and that seemed to affect him today. Alexander-Arnold was never really involved going forward and had a few shaky moments defensively.


Jordan Henderson - 7


Liverpool's skipper was calm and composed on the ball, and didn't panic in the face of United's high pressing. Surprisingly, United didn't ask many questions of him defensivley, but when they did he was solid. Could be the answer to Liverpool's defensive woes.


Fabinho - 7


Looked more like a defender than a midfielder, the Brazilian dealt well with United's pacey attacking line. He also made a number of blocks and tackles that undoubtedly helped Allison to keep a clean sheet.


Andy Robertson - 7


Much of Liverpool's attacking play came down his side, with the Scot finding space to cross time and time again. His final ball wasn't always perfect, but he was lively throughout.


Georginio Wijnaldum - 5


Had a few sloppy moments in possession and was largely anonymous in Liverpool's midfield.


Thiago - 7




By far the most impressive player in red on the pitch. Thiago looked at home in Liverpool's midfield and controlled the battle against his opposite numbers. He displayed his incredible range of passing and it was hard to believe this was his first appearance at Anfield in the top flight. Had the best chance of the match for Liverpool, drawing David de Gea into a save.


Xherdan Shaqiri - 7


The Swiss midfielder was hugely impressive after being handed a surprise start by manager Jurgen Klopp. He was frequently involved in Liverpool's attacks, but didn't shirk his defensive duties either and pressed well.


Sadio Mane - 6


Probably the best of Liverpool's front three and caused problems down the left linking up with Robertson. He made a few nice runs to split open Uniteds defence, but never really troubled David de Gea.


Mohamed Salah - 5




Struggled to get into the game and was largely kept at bay by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and and Luke Shaw. He had a few shots but none gave de Gea any real worries.


Roberto Firmino - 5


Like Salah, Firmino struggled to impact proceedings. He was sloppy with ball and there were more than a few times when he made the wrong decision to shoot with a team-mate open in a better position.


Substitutes


Curtis Jones - 6


Replaced Shaqiri with 15 minutes to go, but didn't have much of an impact.


Divock Origi - 5


Didn't have enough time to really get into the game.


Manchester United player ratings


David De Gea - 6


Had very little to do until he was forced too keep out Thiago's 20-yard drive late on.


Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 7


As solid as ever at the back and nullified Andy Robertson's threat down the right. Almost set up Pogba for the winner.


Victor Lindelof - 7




Produced some great blocks and justified his selection ahead of Bailly.


Harry Maguire - 6


Was never troubled and looked at easy all evening.


Luke Shaw - 7


Did excellent to keep Alexander-Arnold from providing any dangerous deliveries. The left-back also kept Mohamed Salah quiet for most of the game, with the Egyptian managing just two shots and never really testing de Gea.


When Alex Telles joined from Porto over the summer, Shaw's place in the starting line-up looked to be in doubt but he has impressed so far this season.


Fred - 6


Put in some great challenges and squeezed his team up the pitch.


Scott McTominay - 6


Protected the back for well and kept the ball moving.


Paul Pogba - 6


Should have scored late but hit his close-range effort straight at Alisson.


Bruno Fernandes - 5




Came close with a free-kick in the first half but was quiet by his own standard.


Anthony Martial 5


Did not look threatening and was hauled off after an hour.


Marcus Rashford 6


Was offside four times in the first half but came alive in the second when the game became more stretrched.


Substitutes


Cavani 6 (for Martial, 61)


Greenwood 6 (for Fernandes, 89)