Manchester United vs. Liverpool: 6 Things We Learned

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Manchester United vs. Liverpool: 6 Things We Learned
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Liverpool lost 2-1 to Manchester United for the second time this season at Old Trafford, as the Reds paid the price for a poor first half showing.

Brendan Rodgers’ team never got going in the opening 45 minutes, with Robin van Persie profiting from his teammates being given too much time and space to give his side the lead within the opening 20 minutes.

Rodgers changed things around in the second half, but slack defending allowed Nemanja Vidic to double United’s lead when a header from Patrice Evra struck him and found the back of the net.

Daniel Sturridge had been key to Liverpool’s attempted turnaround, and he followed up Steven Gerrard’s effort to halve the deficit, but Liverpool ultimately slipped to a frustrating defeat, their fifth straight loss at the home of their old rivals.

Here are six lessons the Reds would have learned from their afternoon in Manchester.

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