Manchester United left Anfield with a goalless draw.
Manchester United's Ander Herrera in action with Liverpool's Adam Lallana
Manchester United fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise upon Ander Herrera after the midfielder shone during the club's goalless draw with Liverpool on Monday night.
While it was predominantly a disappointing game of few chances between the two heavyweights at Anfield, Herrera, along with United teammate David de Gea, took many of the plaudits for his display.
David De Gea also shone in the draw
With Wayne Rooney left out of the team by Jose Mourinho, the Spaniard needed to demonstrate plenty of leadership to help keep a potentially lethal Reds attack at bay.
But he produced a performance of the highest quality to help ensure that one of Liverpool's best chances had to come from a long-range effort from Philippe Coutinho, which, to be fair, required a stunning save from de Gea as it looked destined for the top corner.
David De Gea with Ander Herrera at the end of the match
And after watching his brilliant display against Liverpool, some United fans have taken to social media to suggest that Herrera has now put himself in contention to succeed Rooney as the club's next captain.
Here is the best of the reaction following the midfielder's excellent display during the stalemate.
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action with Manchester United's Ander Herrera
So happy Herrera has finally got the games to prove how good he is. Has quickly become one of our most important players. Rightly MOTM #MUFC— JamesHames (@JdotJames) 17 October 2016
...Herrera is becoming a real leader on the pitch and off it..top man #MUFC— Salih Moustafa (@SalihMoustafa1) 17 October 2016
Herrera should be captain of this football club shows most passion and is one of the best footballers and understands the size of the club— Charlie (@charlie_mufc20) 17 October 2016