Manchester United lost to Liverpool at Old Trafford for the first time in seven years as Jurgen Klopp finally won a game at United.
Manchester United had the better chances to win the East Lancs derby but will be counting the cost of taking a point from title-chasing Liverpool at Old Trafford after losing four players to injury.
Manchester City reignited the Premier League title race as they ended leaders Liverpool’s unbeaten run.
Manchester City hauled themselves back into the title race with a 2-1 win at the Etihad against Liverpool.
MAN CITY 1, LIVERPOOL 2
(Liverpool won 5-1 on aggregate)
AFTER breezing through the 2017/18 campaign for more than eight months, Manchester City and Pep Guardiola have suddenly been found lacking at the business end of the season.
Three defeats in a disastrous seven days – twice to Liverpool in the quarter finals of the Champions League and also in the Manchester derby – have exposed chinks in the armour of Guardiola who had until now done little wrong.