Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side took the advantage last night at Anfield as Man United were beaten two-nil in the first leg of their Europa League match.

Louis van Gaal’s side were a shadow of what many expected from the Manchester club as they never really got going at all – causing their opponents very few problems all evening.

Goals from Daniel Sturridge – a penalty, albeit a dubious one – and Roberto Firmino – a close-range finish – gave the Merseyside club the initiative they were looking for to take to Old Trafford next week.

David de Gea was the only shining light from a United team that looked devoid of any confidence. He kept the scoreline respectable.

There’s now a big task facing the Red Devils next Thursday, with a clean sheet being of high priority and, at least, two goals needed to change the likely fortunes of this tie.

Here’s a collection of images from the match…

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