Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is of the opinion that Liverpool’s goalless draw against Manchester United could cost them the league.
By the end of 2018, Liverpool had an unassailable 7-point lead at the top of the Premier League. However, the Reds had some forgettable results in the first two months of 2019 which saw them slip behind Manchester City in the title race.
One of these results included a goalless draw against Manchester United. Paul Scholes feels that this result would well cost Liverpool the league title.
Scholes said, “What these two teams have done has been sensational. Right through the season, I think. It’s going to be difficult. I won’t feel sorry for either of them. I won’t be happy and I won’t feel sorry for them.
You’ve got to admire what they’ve done. When you look back on it, especially the last few games, I think Liverpool’s biggest mistake was not beating United at Old Trafford.
When you see how many players United had missing. I think they had three injuries at the time. Jesse Lingard came on and pulled his hamstring. And Liverpool were really poor that day.
And you saw the difference when City came to Old Trafford and were dominant, looked a really top team. I think Liverpool, ironically, could have lost it at Old Trafford.”
Liverpool did have a poor outing at Old Trafford against a weakened Manchester United side. However, that isn’t the only result that could cost Liverpool the league. All those draws during those few weeks against West Ham Leicester City, Manchester United and Everton can cost or has already cost Liveprool the league.
Given Manchester City’s current form and their remaining fixtures, it will take a miracle for Liverpool to win the league now.