The 22-year-old was deployed in central midfield alongside the club captain Jordan Henderson.
Following the final whistle, we took to social media to see how Emre Can’s performance went down with the fans. The 22-year-old was widely praised for his role in his sides win and was even likened to a monster in midfield.
Daniel Sturridge put the home side ahead after scoring from the penalty spot while Roberto Firmino doubled the Reds lead in the second half. Jurgen Klopp’s side go to to Old Trafford next week with a two-goal advantage which could prove decisive
Liverpool would have scored again were it not for the heroics of United keeper De Gea who faced eight shots on target and made a string of remarkable saves.
United are now without a win in their last six knockout games in all competitions but will have the chance to redeem themselves in the second-leg at Old Trafford next week.