Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has used Man United being 2-0 down to Aston Villa to make a point about Liverpool. He might be right, too.
Liverpool beat Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor on Boxing Day, ending a ‘streak’ of back-to-back draws in the Premier League. Of course, this game wasn’t quite as big as the other two – Manchester United and Arsenal at Anfield.
The former wasn’t just one of the biggest at Anfield this season, either, but one of the most disappointing. Liverpool just could not find a breakthrough despite peppering their rival’s goal for 90 minutes.
And in hindsight, should the Reds be even more disappointed? That’s what Jamie Carragher feels as he took to Twitter as United fell 2-0 down to Aston Villa at half-time of their Premier League meeting at Old Trafford.
“Liverpool drawing at home to Man Utd is their worst result of the season,” he wrote.
But is he right?
The argument here is that Liverpool are so strong at home, they were expected to win. They’ve only dropped points in two home games across their Premier League campaign – United and Arsenal.
The Arsenal game was always going to be a tough one given they were sitting on top of the table and the only team above Liverpool. United, though, have looked weak before and after the Anfield clash.
They’d lost 3-0 to Bournemouth and 1-0 to Bayern Munich ahead of the game. Six days afterwards, they lost 2-0 to West Ham. They then went down 2-0 to Villa before half-time on Boxing Day, prompting Carragher’s tweet.
So yes, the Reds will definitely look back on the draw as two points dropped where they really shouldn’t have. There have been some poor results away from home, too, but the title challenge is built on the incredible home form – and it deserted Liverpool against Man United.