Daniel Sturridge scored a close range header after just four minutes to continue LiverpoolÂ’s 100 per cent record to the season.
David Moyes said after the match that he felt it was his sides best performance of the season, despite the result.
That may come as a surprise to many as United rarely troubled the Liverpool goal.
Liverpool had lost a number of players during the week in their League Cup tie with Notts County, including Kolo Toure, but his replacement Martin Skrtel put in a man of the match performance to ensure Liverpool took all three points.
Wayne Rooney didnÂ’t travel with the United squad as he picked up a head injury in training. But surely speculation will once again be started as deadline day looms.