Andre Onana admits that one Liverpool man made life difficult for him at Anfield

Andre Onana was able to keep a clean sheet at Anfield, although Liverpool did struggle to really threaten the United ‘keeper.

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Manchester United’s Andre Onana managed to keep a clean sheet at Anfield as Manchester United and Liverpool labored to a 0-0 draw.

Although Onana made stops when he needed to, Jurgen Klopp’s men certainly made his job easier on Sunday.

Speculative shots from distances and poor finishing cost the Reds two valuable points, and certainly flattered the new Manchester United goalkeeper.

Despite a sub-par performance from most of the Liverpool players, Andre Onana has singled out Mohamed Salah for how hard he made things on the day.

Like most of Jurgen Klopp’s men, Salah was unable to click with his teammates and find that elusive final ball.

What Andre Onana said

However, speaking to Bein Sports, Onana explained how the Egyptian made things tough for him:

“We want them to press because we know they press with high intensity, and I like it when they press with high intensity.”

“I make sure I pick the right choice and right moment, and I have to wait for the right move from my players.”

“I look what Jonny is doing, what Harry is doing, what Rafa is doing, Mainoo.”

“So my midfield are moving so I have to pick the right choice and I have to see if one centre-back has jumped to our midfield, so I have to recognise that situation as soon as possible.”

“There are so many things I have to try and scan before they give me the ball, I also have to try and see everything before they give me the ball because it is not easy receiving the ball under pressure from Salah but it’s nice. I like to do this.”

It goes to show Salah’s quality that he can still unnerve players and make things difficult without scoring or assisting.

The Egyptian’s work rate shines through even if he’s not having the best game with the ball at his feet.

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp will likely be frustrated at dropping two points to Manchester United at home.

Reds skipper Virgil van Dijk certainly hinted as much in his post-match interview yesterday.

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