Man United 2-2 Liverpool: Salah’s Controversial Penalty Saves the Day for Klopp’s Reds

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Mohamed Salah rescued Liverpool with an 84th-minute penalty, securing a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in the English Premier League.

The title contenders appeared to be heading for their first league defeat since February after two remarkable goals from Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo gave United the lead at Old Trafford. Despite Luis Diaz putting Liverpool ahead in the first half, Jurgen Klopp’s team found themselves trailing in the final 10 minutes of regulation time. However, a foul by Aaron Wan-Bissaka on substitute Harvey Elliott in the box resulted in a controversial penalty for Liverpool.

Even with the boos echoing around the stadium in response to the decision, Mohamed Salah calmly sent Andre Onana the wrong way, leveling the score for Liverpool. This result brought Liverpool level on points with first-place Arsenal and one point ahead of Manchester City in third position.

With this result, this leaves Arsenal still at the top of the table, edging ahead of Liverpool on goal difference with seven games remaining. Defending champions Manchester City trail by a point in third place. Meanwhile, Manchester United remain in sixth position, now 11 points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa, with a game in hand.

Gary Neville was also visibly displeased with the penalty decision that went in favor of Liverpool.

What next?

Liverpool will now shift their focus to Thursday’s UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg against Atalanta, followed by a Premier League fixture at home against Crystal Palace next Sunday. Meanwhile, Manchester United will visit Bournemouth for their next Premier League fixture on Saturday.

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