The last time they played at Anfield Liverpool destroyed Manchester United 7-0. On Sunday it was a 0-0 draw in a game that saw Manchester United park the bus to deny a completely dominant Liverpool side a chance to score.

The United tactics were not appreciated by many Liverpool players with Virgil Van Dyk suggesting that only one side was trying to win.

Interviewed pitch side after the game Van Dyk was asked if he found the game frustrating. “One hundred percent,” he responded.

“If you see how we played the game, we had most of the ball and created some opportunities. There was only one team trying to win the game.

“We want to win every game of course and that is why it is frustrating. Sometimes we shot too easy and could have passed on the overlap. The right decision was sometimes lacking.

“We carry on of course but it is frustrating because we were superior in all aspects. In the end they are buzzing with a point, and we are disappointed with a point.

“Obviously they are not in the best phase. Coming here you are wary of the threat we have. We should have won it today. We have to learn from certain situations, and I know we will.

“Last year we didn’t come in with a good feeling towards the Manchester United game, but we won the game convincingly, but last year doesn’t count now,” he said.

The result leaves Liverpool second on the table, a point behind Arsenal and ahead of Aston Villa on goal-difference. Meanwhile Manchester United are in seventh spot, six points shy of the Champions League places.