Jamie Carragher reacted to Dejan Lovren's 35-yard shot during Liverpool vs Manchester United


Liverpool went into their clash against Manchester United knowing they needed a win to go back to the top of the Premier League.

Manchester City brushed aside Everton 3-1 on Saturday to go two points ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side.

And those City fans were surely cheering on their city rivals as they travelled to Anfield on Sunday.

It looked as though Liverpool would be going back to the summit after an electric start to proceedings.

The only surprise was that it took them 24 minutes to open the scoring when Sadio Mane fired underneath David de Gea.

But nine minutes later, out of absolutely nowhere, United were level.

Alisson fumbled Romelu Lukaku’s cross allowing Jesse Lingard to poke home.

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In the second-half, Liverpool pushed forward but were frustrated by their rivals.

They were so frustrated that they were restricted to long-range efforts.

Nathaniel Clyne tried his luck from ridiculous distance twice in the space of two minutes.


If that wasn’t enough to annoy Liverpool fans, Dejan Lovren then attempted a 35-yard effort that went straight into the Kop.

Just as Lovren lined-up, Jamie Carragher was speaking on co-commentary and he just had to react to the defender’s effort.

“What is that!?” he asked.

“A sign of sheer desperation, shooting from stupid areas from players who can’t do it.”

Well, he’s not wrong, is he?


It was a reaction that football fans enjoyed. Well, they certainly enjoyed it more than Lovren’s shot anyway:

Luckily for Lovren, his wasteful shot didn't matter come full-time.

Xherdan Shaqiri - just three minutes after coming off the bench - put Liverpool 2-1 ahead when his shot deflected off Ashley Young and in off the bar.

Then, eight minutes later, the Swiss star did it again with another deflected shot off Eric Bailly and past De Gea.

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