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It doesn't get any bigger than Liverpool vs. Manchester United, and in recent years, that matchup has most certainly lived up to expectations.
Not so much this weekend at Anfield. The first half was slow, as both teams were playing more to avoid mistakes and not taking many risks. The big talking point was Sir Alex Ferguson keeping Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez on the bench and leaving Nemanja Vidic out completely.
Another big story was the presence of NBA star LeBron James, as he is also a minority owner of Liverpool.
The game livened up in the second half when a Steven Gerrard free kick went straight through the Manchester United wall and into the back of the net. Had Ryan Giggs not sheepishly moved out of the way, it would've bounced right off him.
The goal opened up the game as did the introduction of Rooney and Chicharito right after. Liverpool kept control however until the 80th minute, when the Reds defense stood back and let Chicharito ghost in for a free header to knot the score.
Jordan Henderson could have won it for Liverpool right at the death, but sent his header wide.
David de Gea was a huge positive for United as he pulled off three great saves and really looked comfortable in a hostile environment.
For Liverpool, Steven Gerrard's return was a sign of great things, but at the end, poor finishing cost them a victory against a less-than-full-strength United.