Emre Can says Liverpool deserved more from a 'hectic' game

Liverpool's Emre Can in action with Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini

Can feels frustrated The Reds were held to a goalless draw by Manchester United but accepts they may have been flustered.

Liverpool's Emre Can in action with Manchester United's Marouane FellainiLiverpool's Emre Can in action with Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can told the club's official website his side deserved more from their 0-0 draw with Manchester United.

After a slack first half which saw United carve out the better chances, Liverpool were much more dominant in the second half with Philippe Coutinho and Can going the closest, but David de Gea was in formidable form and ensured Jose Mourinho's side escaped from Anfield with a point.

Georginio Wijnaldum's injury meant Can was handed his first league start of the season under Jurgen Klopp and admitted The Reds should have taken advantage of their superiority after the break.

Liverpool's Emre Can and Jordan Henderson talk to referee Anthony TaylorLiverpool's Emre Can and Jordan Henderson talk to referee Anthony Taylor

“I think we deserved more and deserved to win the game, because we had the better chances and played better,” he told the website.

“It wasn’t our best game but we played better than Manchester United I think, and deserved to win.”

The Red Devils frustrated their hosts spending most of the game inviting Liverpool to break them down, with Marcus Rashford and surprising starter Ashley Young contributing more defensively than going forward.

United had good chances of their own with Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again firing a bank, but they would have been extremely satisfied with leaving Merseyside with a point given Liverpool's ferocity.

Liverpool's Emre Can has a shot saved by Manchester United's David De GeaLiverpool's Emre Can has a shot saved by Manchester United's David De Gea

And Can admits that The Reds were getting more and more impatient as the game drew to a close, unable to convert any opportunity into a winning goal.

“We didn’t keep the ball too well. The game was too hectic. In the second half, we did a little bit better and we had the better chances.

 

"They have a very good goalkeeper, of course, and he made two good saves. It’s always a big derby against Manchester United and that’s maybe why.

"It was too hectic in the game and we have to do better in the next game. We will learn from it.”

Manchester United's Ashley Young in action with Liverpool's Emre CanManchester United's Ashley Young in action with Liverpool's Emre Can

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