Liverpool squeezed past Manchester United into the quarter final of the Europa League courtesy a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford which earned them a 3-1 aggregate win over two legs against their bitter rivals.
The game was very entertaining and the noise inside Old Trafford was the loudest this season by a distance as both teams they it their all. Liverpool went in the tie with a 2-0 lead from the first leg.
Jesse Lingard should’ve given the Red Devils the lead on the night when he met a cross from Marcus Rojo but his header was saved by the lively Simon Mignolet in goal for the visitors.
At the other end some fine work from Adam Lallana released Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho on the edge of the box but his well-timed right foot shot was met by a super save from David de Gea.
But it was the home side that took the lead as Anthony Martial was fouled by Nathaniel Clyne – he picked himself up and scored the resultant penalty to give the lively home crowd more to scream about.
United were again rattled when a beautifully struck freekick from Daniel Sturridge struck the post but just as it was about half-time Coutinho danced past Guillermo Varela and lobbed de Gea at his near post to make it 1-1.
The second half was cagey as Liverpool settled to absorb pressure and hit the home side on a fast counter-attack.
The introduction of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Antonio Valencia, and Matteo Darmian did not break the resilient of the visitors as they held on for a sweet victory over their bitter rivals.