Liverpool hosted Manchester United on Thursday in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League last-16 tie—the very first European meeting between the two great rivals.
The home side went ahead after 20 minutes when Memphis Depay was penalised for a foul on Nathaniel Clyne just inside the box, Daniel Sturridge converting the penalty:
It was almost 2-0 immediately after, only for David De Gea to deny Philippe Coutinho with a brilliant diving save:
That save by De Gea!! 😱 pic.twitter.com/XbMaEaopRe— Football Memes (@FootballMemesCo) March 10, 2016
Liverpool continued to pepper the United goal, but De Gea was in inspired form:
David De Gea masterclasshttps://t.co/lN8AcGkvHL— Juan Mata (@JuanMataTouch) March 10, 2016
Jurgen Klopp's side continued to press after the break, and doubled their advantage after 73 minutes when United failed to clear Jordan Henderson's cross and Roberto Firmino finished well from close range:
Firmino! https://t.co/VAqIZEsbay— LFCMostar (@LFCMostar) March 10, 2016