John Aldridge calls for calm from Liverpool after Manchester United win

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The Reds legend feels that the Europa League tie is not over yet.


John Aldridge has told Liverpool fans via Twitter not to get too carried away with their first-leg Europa League victory over Manchester United, insisting that the tie is far from over.

The Reds took a big step toward the quarter-final of the competition on Thursday night by beating the old enemy 2-0 at Anfield, courtesy of goals in either half from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino.

Consequently, Liverpool supporters could be forgiven for dreaming of a place in the next round, with the prospect of eliminating their bitter English rivals potentially making it much sweeter.

However, Aldridge, who grew up on Merseyside and spent two years with the club until 1989, is adamant that the Red Devils are not beaten just yet.

Few could blame fans for believing the hard part is done. After all, Louis van Gaal's side hardly covered themselves in glory and it would take a strong imagination to suggest the Reds could not score at Old Trafford.

They were, in truth, excellent last night, and manager Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for a repeat performance at the Theatre of Dreams next Thursday.

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