Will be disappointed not having won at injury-raved United
Liverpool took over at the top of the Premier League table despite being held to a 0-0 draw against Manchester United on Sunday.
Juergen Klopp’s side now has 66 points from 27 games while second placed Manchester City has 65 from the same number of games.
While the point means that Liverpool has the destiny of the title in theiits own hands now — with 11 games remaining — it will be disappointed not to have taken advantage of an injury-ravaged United.
Having lost holding midfielder Nemanja Matic to injury before the game, Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera went off in the 20th minute and Juan Mata was replaced by Jesse Lingard five minutes later.
But Lingard didn’t even last until the break as he suffered what appeared to be a recurrence of his hamstring strain and limped off to be replaced by Alexis Sanchez.
Amid those three United injuries, Liverpool also lost its Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino to a muscle strain.
After such a messy first half, neither side was able to truly get into their stride in a disappointing game.
Premier League: Arsenal 2 (Lacazette 6, Mkhitaryan 17) bt Southampton 0; Manchester United 0 drew with Liverpool 0.
La Liga: Leganes 1 (Braithwaite 89) drew with Valencia 1 (Kondogbia 22).
Serie A: Sampdoria 1 (Quagliarella 66-pen) bt Cagliari 0; Bologna 0 lost to Juventus 1 (Dybala 67); Chievo 0 drew with Genoa 0; Sassuolo 1 (Peluso 43) drew with SPAL 1 (Petagna 68-pen).
Saturday: La Liga: Alaves 0 drew with Celta Vigo 0; Athletic Bilbao 1 (Raul Garcia 1) bt Eibar 0.
Premier League: Leicester 1 (Evans 64) lost to Crystal Palace 4 (Batshuayi 40, Zaha 70, 90, Milivojevic 81-pen).
Serie A: Torino 2 (Izzo 42, Falque 46) bt Atalanta 0; Frosinone 2 (Ciano 5, Pinamonti 80) lost to Roma 3 (Dzeko 30, 90+5, Pellegrini 31).
Bundesliga: Borussia Monchengladbach 0 lost to VfL Wolfsburg 3 (Gerhardt 38, Mehmedi 68, 83); SC Freiburg 5 (Petersen 9, 43, Grifo 30, Waldschmidt 64, Niederlechner 85) bt Augsburg 1 (Khedira 52); Mainz 3 (Onisiwo 18, 84, Mateta 73) bt Schalke 0; Werder Bremen 1 (Klaassen 45) drew with Stuttgart 1 (Zuber 2); Fortuna Duesseldorf 2 (Ewerton 63-og, Ayhan 83) bt Nuremberg 1 (Lowen 41).