Klopp’s Reds scored a late equaliser as their 17-game winning run came to an end at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United stars were fantastic today after their 1-1 draw with Premier League table toppers Liverpool. The Merseyside club were looking to equal Manchester City’s record at 18 consecutive top-flight wins but the Red Devils made sure the record wasn't equalled.
Adam Lallana’s 85th minute goal cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s first half strike as both sides shared the spoils at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
And following the match, Solskjaer expressed his delight after his team ended Liverpool’s winning streak.
“I thought one, the boys were fantastic, aggressive, pressing on the front foot. Two, the fans also made it an energetic game, with loads of passion in the crowd,” the United boss told Sky Sports.
“Three, the referee did really well. He let it become a proper football game with tackles. He wasn't one of those tippy-tappy, stop-the-game referees. It’s not very often we praise the refs but I think he [Martin Atkinson] did well.”
The Norwegian added: “Of course, it’s always important to get results, because that’s the only way to grow confidence in players and in teams and what we’re doing. A win would have been great but a draw is a step in the right direction.
“Two weeks ago against Newcastle was a low point this season for us but the response was fantastic. We’ve got players coming back from injury and illness and we’ll only improve because more will come back soon, so I’m pleased.”
Regarding the back three, he said: “It was three at the back and we wanted to get on the front foot and press with Aaron [Wan-Bissaka] and Ash [Young]. With the front three, Dan [James] and Marcus [Rashford] and Andreas [Pereira], we had loads of energy and we trust the players at the back to deal with anyone in the league.
“Even though Liverpool have a very good front three, I thought this was the game if we’re going to create chances, we need more bodies up top. More directness, more runs in behind and the goal was fantastic in that respect.”