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Brad Jones and Dirk Kuyt delight Liverpool fans by beating Man United

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It was another frustrating European away trip for Manchester United as they opened up their Europa League campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Feyenoord on Thursday night.

Tonny Vilhena's firmly struck drive from 12 yards was enough to seal victory in an otherwise very dull and miserable encounter for Jose Mourinho's men.

While Liverpool supporters often rejoice after every game the Red Devils lose, this one had even greater significance.

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That's because two of the players on show for the Dutch side were once donning the famous red shirt at Anfield.

Feyenoord captain Dirk Kuyt remains a firm favourite upon Merseyside for his loyal six-year spell at the club between 2006-12, during which he scored over 70 times.

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However, supporters were even more astonished when they realised who was actually playing in goal against Marcus Rashford and co. in the opening game of the group stages.

Liverpool fans might find this hard to believe but Brad Jones actually spent five years at the club after joining from Middlesbrough in 2010.

He never really nailed down a first team spot and made just 27 appearances across all competitions, although the majority of them came in the domestic cups and European tournaments.

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The Australian eventually was released by the club in 2015 and Feyenoord are in fact his third post-Liverpool team after brief spells with Bradford and Dutch side NEC.

In truth, Jones wasn't rated by Liverpool supporters and therefore they weren't too disappointed to see the back of him.

But they were delighted to see him keep a clean sheet against their rivals from Manchester tonight, even though he didn't actually have that much to do.

Here is some of the best reaction from social media:

It says something about United's poor performance when even Liverpool fans can't understand how they haven't scored.

It poses a big problem to Jose Mourinho who, even with Rashford, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba all on the pitch, failed to test Jones sufficiently.

They will need to find their scoring boots quickly to end their losing run when the Red Devils take on Watford on Sunday.

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