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Anfield | Sat 15 Jan 2005 at 12:30

Liverpool 0 - 1 Manchester United

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Notes

  • - Mauricio Pellegrino makes his LFC debut
  • - Fernando Morientes makes his LFC debut
  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.92
  • - Average age of the Manchester United starting lineup: 25.9
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 5
  • - Manchester United league position after match: 3
  • - Click here to view the full league table after the match.
  • - Traore's 100th game for Liverpool.
    - Third home defeat against United in a row.

    Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson: "It was a great performance. It was a fantastic game, tense and competitive. The important thing was to keep our composure, pass the ball well and take the steam out of Liverpool. When we were down to 10 men it was a bit of an onslaught and we had to survive that - and we did Arsenal have been here; Chelsea have been here - but I would have thought our performance would have been the best of the three."

    Liverpool keeper Jerzy Dudek insists the ball took a sudden swerve at the end for Wayne Rooney's goal that allowed Manchester United to "do the double" over Liverpool: "The ball was swerving a bit and I had a good view of it, but I was unlucky as it moved a bit at the end. It didn't go through my hands, it went under them - it was impossible to catch so I was concentrating on parrying it. We know what Wayne Rooney's like when he's out on the pitch, we know he likes to have a shot on goal. I think with a bit of luck, perhaps, I should have kept it out, but the ball moved and I couldn't do anything about that."

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Manager: Rafa Benítez
Opposition manager: Alex Ferguson
Referee: Bennett SG
Attendance: 44,183
Half-time score: 0 - 1
Game number: 4891
League game number: 4015
LFC played towards Kop: Second half
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