Maguire thought both teams ‘smashed it’, adding: “It was cagey, but it was two good teams smashing it.
“We found it difficult in the first half to find a rhythm in the game. They pressed us high, we knew they were coming with a lot of intensity off the ball.
”We spoke about that at half time, we didn’t get the rhythm of the ball. It was 0-0 and we thought we could’ve done a lot better.
“The second half was a lot better, we created openings and, like I say, we have great good chances, but two great saves.”
United lost 2-0 to Liverpool in the same fixture a year ago, with Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah both finding the net.