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Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United: Mata's brace, Gerrard's red card - Who were the players and where are they now?

06:38 GMT+3 18/04/2022
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A classic encounter at Anfield saw the Red Devils pip their rivals 2-1...

Liverpool and Manchester United have a rivalry that is storied. Probably, it is one of the most fiercest rivalries in England and has produced several classics over the years.

On March 22, 2015, rivals Liverpool and Manchester United locked horns in a Premier League tie at the Anfield.

A brace from Juan Mata helped the Red Devils pick up a narrow yet important win which helped them to retain their place in the top four. Liverpool, on the other hand, lost a game after 13 matches in that season.

It was an eventful encounter that saw Reds skipper Steven Gerrard being sent off within 38 seconds after coming off the bench. The Liverpool legend replaced Adam Lallana at the break but was shown a red card for a double challenge on Juan Mata and Ander Herrera.

  • Liverpool XI

  • Simon Mignolet Liverpool

    Simon Mignolet - Goalkeeper

    The Belgian goalkeeper joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2013 and played for six seasons at the club. In 2019, he joined Belgian top tier side, Club Brugge where he is currently playing.

  • Emre Can Liverpool

    Emre Can -Right-Back

    The German defensive midfielder, who played as a full-back in this match, joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014 and spent four seasons at the club. In 2018, Can moved to Juventus and was at the club for two seasons. During the 2019-20 season, he was sent on loan to Borussia Dortmund and made the move permanent in the subsequent season. He currently plays for the German club.

  • Martin Skrtel Premier League Liverpool v Arsenal 211214

    Martin Skrtel - Centre Back

    The Slovakian international played at Liverpool for eight seasons - from 2008 to 2016. After leaving the Reds, he played at Fenerbahce, Atalanta, İstanbul Başakşehir. In 2021, he moved to Slovakian top tier side Spartak Trnava.

  • Mamadou Sakho - Liverpool

    Mamadou Sakho - Centre Back

    The French defender joined Liverpool from PSG in 2013 and spent four seasons at the club. In January 2017, he went to Crystal Place on loan and at the end of the season, he made the move permanent. In 2021, he moved back to France and joined Montpellier. 

  • Alberto Moreno | Liverpool | Premier League

    Alberto Moreno - Left-Back

    The full-back signed for Liverpool in 2014 and played at the club for five seasons. Moreno left the club in 2019 to join Villarreal with whom he went on to win the UEFA Europa League in 2021.

  • HD Joe Allen

    Joe Allen - Central Midfield

    The Welsh international midfielder joined Liverpool in 2012 from Swansea City and played for four seasons at the club. Since 2016, he plies his trade for Stoke City.

  • Jordan Henderson Liverpool 2021

    Jordan Henderson - Central Midfield

    The current Liverpool skipper joined the club in 2011 from his boyhood club Sunderland. Henderson got the captain's armband in 2015 after Steven Gerrard left the club. The midfielder is also the club's first captain to win the league title in the Premier League era in the 2019/20 season.

  • Raheem Sterling Liverpool Premier League 310814

    Raheem Sterling - Right Midfield

    After graduating from Liverpool's youth system, Raheem Sterling made his professional debut for the Reds in 2012 and spent three seasons at the club. In 2015, he moved to Manchester City for a fee of £50 million which was a record transfer fee for a British player at that time.

  • Adam Lallana | Liverpool 2-1 West Brom | Anfield | Premier League

    Adam Lallana - Attacking Midfield

    The English midfielder joined Liverpool in 2014 from Southampton and donned the red shirt for six seasons. In 2020, he moved to Brighton & Hove Albion where he is currently playing.

  • Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

    Philippe Coutinho - Left Midfield

    The attacking midfielder joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in 2013 and played for four and a half seasons at the club. He was sold to FC Barcelona in January 2018 for a club record of £142 million. Ahead of the 2019-20 season, Coutinho was sent on a season-long loan to Bayern Munich. He returned to the Catalan club in 2020. In January 2022, the Brazilian joined Premier League side Aston Villa on loan.

  • Daniel Sturridge Liverpool Burnley Premier League 04032015

    Daniel Sturridge - Forward

    The former England international joined Liverpool from Chelsea in 2013 and spent six years at the club. In 2018, he was sent on loan to West Bromwich Albion in 2018 for a brief period of time. In 2019, he moved to Turkey to join their top division club Trabzonspor. Daniel Sturridge was hit with a four-month ban from all football worldwide following a successful appeal from the FA over his breach of betting rules in 2020.

    In 2021, he signed for A-League club Perth Glory.

  • Mario Balotelli Liverpool Aston Villa 13092014

    Mario Balotelli - Substitute

    The former Italy international joined Liverpool from AC Milan in 2014 but spent just a season at Anfield before heading out on loan to Milan in the 2015/16 season. In 2016 he joined Nice on a permanent move. In 2021, the former Manchester City forward joined Turkish top division side Adana Demirspor.

  • Steven Gerrard Liverpool Everton FA Cup 25012009

    Steven Gerrard - Substitute

    A Liverpool youth product, Gerrard was promoted to the senior side in 1998. The midfielder went on to represent the club for 17 years. After leaving Liverpool in 2015, he spent the last two seasons of his professional career at MLS club LA Galaxy. After retirement, Gerrard returned to his boyhood club and took charge of their U18 team as head coach. In 2018, he joined Scottish giants Rangers as their manager and served them for a little more than two seasons before joining Aston Villa in November 2021.

  • Manchester United XI

  • David de Gea - Manchester United 2021/22

    David De Gea - Goalkeeper

    The Spanish goalkeeper joined Manchester United in 2011 from Atletico Madrid. David De Gea has since become an integral part of the Red Devils team.

  • antonio valencia tatuagem

    Antonio Valencia - Right-Back

    The former Ecuador international joined Manchester United from Wigan Athletic in 2009 and played at the club for 10 seasons. After leaving the Red Devils, he played in Mexico and Ecuador. He retired from professional football in May 2021.

  • Chris Smalling Manchester United Manchester City 12042015

    Chris Smalling - Centre Back

    The English defender joined Manchester United from Fulham in 2010 and spent 10 years at the club. In 2019, he was sent on loan to AS Roma and ahead of the 2020/21 season, Smalling made his move permanent with the Serie A club.

  • Phil Jones Man Utd 2021-22

    Phil Jones - Centre Back

    The English defender started his career at Blackburn Rovers in 2009 and after spending two seasons there he joined Manchester United in 2011. In 2019, Phil Jones signed a four-year contract. However, he has featured for United very sparingly, having struggled with injuries. Jones started for Manchester against Wolves on January 3, 2021, after a gap of 722 days.

  • Daley Blind Manchester United Premier League

    Daley Blind - Left-Back

    The Dutch full-back joined Manchester United in 2014 from Ajax and spent four seasons at the club. In 2018, he returned to Ajax where he currently plies his trade.

  • Michael Carrick Manchester United English Premier League 08112014

    Michael Carrick - Central Midfield

    The English midfielder joined Manchester United in 2006 from Tottenham Hotspur and remained at the club until the end of his professional career in 2018. After retirement, he served the Red Devils as an assistant coach and worked under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He briefly served the club as their caretaker manager after Solskjaer left in November 2021. Once Ralf Rangnick took charge of the team as their manager in December 2021, Carrick left the club.

  • Marouane Fellaini Manchester United

    Marouane Fellaini - Defensive Midfield

    The Belgian midfielder joined Manchester United from Everton in 2013 and played at the club for six seasons. In 2019 he joined Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng.

  • Ashley Young Manchester United

    Ashley Young - Right Midfield

    The English international joined Manchester United in 2011 from Aston Villa and played for nine years at the club. In 2020, he joined Inter Milan and played for a season. In 2021, he moved back to England and joined Aston Villa.

  • Ander Herrera Manchester United Premier League

    Ander Herrera - Attacking Midfield

    The Spanish midfielder joined Manchester United in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao and played at the club for five seasons. In 2019, he moved to PSG.

  • Juan Mata Man Utd 2021-22

    Juan Mata -Left Midfield

    The Spanish international midfielder joined Manchester United from Chelsea in January 2014. He has appeared in 189 Premier League matches for the Red Devils scoring 34 goals so far. In 2021, Mata was handed a new one-year contract by the club.

  • Wayne Rooney Manchester United Premier League 140914

    Wayne Rooney - Forward

    A Manchester United legend and former captain, Wayne Rooney joined the Red Devils in 2004 from Everton and played at the club for 13 years. In 2017, he returned to his former club Everton for a season before moving to MLS side DC United where he spent a season.

    In August 2019, Rooney returned to England to join Championship side Derby County as player-manager and in January 2021, he retired from professional football and became a full-time manager at the club.

  • Marcos Rojo Manchester United Premier League 261014

    Marcos Rojo - Substitute

    The defender joined the Red Devils from Sporting CP for £16 million ahead of the 2014/15 and remained at the club until 2021. During the 2019/20 season, he moved to the Argentine top division side Estudiantes for six months. In the six years he donned the Manchester United jersey, Rojo played in just 76 Premier League matches. In 2021, he joined Boca Juniors where he currently plies his trade.

  • Angel Di Maria Manchester United QPR Premier League 14092014

    Angel Di Maria - Substitute

    The Argentine joined Manchester United in 2014 for a then club record transfer fee of £59.7 million from Real Madrid. The relationship lasted for only a season as ahead of the 2015/16 campaign, Di Maria failed to turn out for the club’s pre-season tour in USA and later appeared for a medical with PSG. He was immediately sold to the Ligue 1 side where he currently plies his trade.

  • Radamel Falcao Manchester United 05102014

    Radamel Falcao - Substitute

    The former Atletico Madrid star moved to Manchester United from AS Monaco on loan in 2014. He remained at the club for just one season, appearing in 25 Premier League matches where he managed to score four goals. In 2015, he moved to Chelsea on loan and played for one season. In 2021, he joined La Liga side Rayo Vallecano.