Liverpool got the better of Man United in a battle of fallen football giants

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Goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino provided the goals for Liverpool as the Reds win Leg one comfortably. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop says Manchester United players looked like they wanted to be elsewhere during their loss to Liverpool. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is pleased with the result against Manchester United but insists his team must maintain focus. LIVERPOOL, England -- This, said Jurgen Klopp afterwards, was the Liverpool he used to know. The manager was far from the only one. A convincing victory represented something of a throwback to a bygone era in his adopted city, and to the better days both it and the red half of Manchester used to enjoy. Amid the sound and fury of a deafening Anfield, a round-of-16 tie in Europe's second-tier club competition felt like something bigger. There had been a sense before these rivals' first meeting in Europe...

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