Liverpool vs. Manchester United: Player of the Match Award

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 15, 2011

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15:  Steven Gerrard of Liverpool scores the opening goal from a free kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on October 15, 2011 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

The Liverpool vs Manchester United rivalry progressed one more match today but it ended in a 1-1 draw that was not really telling for either squad.

Liverpool could not lose and still want to be in talks about winning the title. They did not, so Kenny Dalglish and company are fine.

Manchester United could afford a slip-up but instead showed resilience and grabbed the late equalizer from a Javier Hernandez goal.

What is new that we learned from this game? Not too much, but it was a good one to watch as always and Lebron James should be happy about his investment.

The match being a draw we will have a little fun and have a man of the match for both squads. We will take the easy route and go with the goal scorers, not because they scored, but because of them coming back from injuries in different capacities.

Manchester United: Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez

Five minutes after he enters the game as a late second half sub he makes his presence known on the score sheet.

This is the type of game and type of impact that Manchester United bought him for.

Chicharito is a unique player that makes some of the best runs in the Premier League.

He stretches back lines and always has a knack at being in the right place at the right time. This kind of luck is always needed on the pitch.

Manchester United, however, had to go spells with out him as Chicharito battled different small injuries early in this campaign.

Red Devils fans will be hoping today marks his return to form and he will be ready to take a place in the starting XI.

Liverpool: Steven Gerrard

The captain is back and he marked his return in an important way.

Steven Gerrard has come up with some of the best moments in Liverpool history in the past decade. He is no slouch when it comes to being in the limelight.

Gerrard was out for a long time battling injuries and this was his first start of the season. He marked it with a goal—something that every Liverpool supporter should feel good about.

A good bit of optimism was injected into Anfield when he found the back of the net.