Liverpool 1 – 2 Manchester United – The Red's first defeat with Emre Can in defence

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can

Liverpool 1 – 2 Manchester United – The Red’s first defeat with Emre Can in defence

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Manchester United have taken a huge step towards UEFA Champions League football next season as they defeated Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield.

The Red’s have lost their first game with Emre Can in defence. The 21-year-old received a rating of 6.99¬†from whoscored.com. The former Bayern Munich man made six interceptions, three clearances, and four successful tackles.

Can also gave away a penalty to Manchester United in injury time however, Wayne Rooney missed from the spot.

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Emre Can made 31 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions this season.

Liverpool have kept 11 clean sheets in the Premier League this season and Can has featured in 9 of them.

Can has settled in with Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho and formed a sturdy defensive partnership in the back-three.

The result leaves Liverpool in 5th place, five points behind Manchester United who sit in 4th.

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