Lovren's failure to deal with Romelu Lukaku in the air and Alexander-Arnold's failure to deal with Rashford on the ground gave United their ideal route to victory. "I had a procedure the following week", he said.
DF Andrew Robertson, 7 - Another spirited performance from the Scot. He had little to do at the back since it was obvious Mourinho had targeted Liverpool's right side. Jose Mourinho must hope his cautious tactics in Spain are not what costs his side across the two legs.
Carrick has made three appearances in all competitions since returning from the heart complaint, but the skipper is still hoping to have a say in United's fortunes before calling time on his playing career. The 23-year-old recovered well, though, and was rock-solid until the final whistle.
"Unfortunately, we couldn't break them down". There are so many positions and I think it's only goalkeeper and centre-half that I haven't played so far [for United]. He's an athlete, but they need someone with craft.
"That's not what he does and he's not going to change for anyone".
McTominay stands out on the field.
You would have forgiven Ashley Young for being anxious up against Mohamed Salah. Didn't get much right and a last-minute blast over the bar summed up his afternoon.
However, Jose Mourinho is learning of the exacting demands of being Manchester United manager with incessant questions over not just results, but the manner in which they are obtained.
"For me, not a chance it was a foul".
Tomkins said on cpfc.co.uk: "We were unlucky with the decision to disallow Alex's goal".
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has confirmed he will retire from playing football at the end of the season. But under Mourinho, he has moved into a more defensive role and has started in 21 Premier League games this term at left-back. His second came thanks to his predatory instincts, slotting home after Virgil van Dijk had failed to clear the danger.
Manchester United will bid to become the third English side to reach this year's Champions League quarter-finals when they face Sevilla at Old Trafford in the second leg of their last-16 encounter.