Liverpool star delivers intriguing Old Trafford verdict after Man Utd defeat

The Red Devils delivered a much improved performance against Liverpool on Monday night.

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson believes failing to keep Old Trafford quiet played a big role in his side’s 2-1 defeat against Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp’s side made the short trip to Manchester looking to take advantage of the negativity surrounding United after their poor start to the Premier League season.

But Erik ten Hag’s men moved on from their defeats against Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford to put in an energetic display against their old rivals.

Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford grabbed a goal in each half and were rewarded with a first three points of the season, despite Mohamed Salah giving the visitors some hope of mounting a comeback in the final 10 minutes.

Scotland international Robertson delivered an open and honest verdict of his side’s performance and believes they paid the price for allowing United and the Old Trafford faithful to be lifted by Sancho’s opener.

“In the warm-up, it’s probably the quietest I’ve heard this stadium,” Robertson told Sky Sports. “They wanted something to lift them and, unfortunately, we gave them it.

“Then they got behind their team, the players reacted, and you end up finding yourself 1-0 down.

“We started the second half slow again, you find yourself 2-0 down and then you start to find you rhythm.  We started to create chances, we scored a goal and we looked to try and make them a little bit nervous.

“But we didn’t to be fair, they seen the game out well.  Like I said, two points from nine is not the start we wanted.  We need to pick up our performances individually and collectively very quickly and we need to kickstart our season.”

United will hope to build on their win over Liverpool when they make the long trip to Southampton on Saturday afternoon.