Premier League: Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United

Steven Gerrard, Liverpool

Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United

Liverpool FC are in fifth in the Premier League table after a 1-1 draw with Manchester United over the weekend. Manchester United dropped to second. 

Steven Gerrard, making his debut after undergoing groin surgery in April, put Liverpool ahead with a 68th-minute free-kick followed by a Man United equalizer from United substitute, Javier Hernandez. Little Pea earned United a point nine minutes from time.

Sir Alex Ferguson left stars Rooney, Hernandez and Nani on the bench at the start of the match.

Wayne Rooney was sidelined after he was left “devastated” by the Uefa three-match ban that rules him out of England’s Euro 2012 group games next summer following his red card playing for the England National Team in Montenegro.

Rio Ferdinand weighed in saying, “David dealt with the game brilliantly and I think that was huge for him, confidence wise. He is looking so much more comfortable and confident.”

“He made three huge match-winning saves. He will tell you himself he has loads of things to learn in the game before we can start comparing him to anyone.

“But I am sure he is willing to do that. You can see why the club spent so much money on him.”

Liverpool Captain, Steven Gerrard came back with a roar, scoring against Manchester United in his first start in seven months.

“The new owners have come in, steadied the ship and there is a lot more positivity around,” he said.

“That’s what Liverpool is all about – quiet up above and making all our noises on the pitch. It’s nice to be talking about how well the team is doing rather than the owners.

“There have been times when Manchester United have come here and we’ve been hanging on in the last 20. That’s probably because they’ve been a lot better. But today we stood up to the test and proved we’re up there as good as the best in the league.”

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