For the second season running, a close-range goal in front of the Kop proved enough to give Manchester United a 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield.
REDS 0 - 1 MAN UTD: THE REPORT
Liverpool have fallen to their first league defeat of the season at Anfield after a first half goal from Carlos Tevez gave Manchester United a fortunate 1-0 win.Just like in the same fixture last season, Rafa's side dominated their much vaunted opponents, but they succumbed to a sucker punch from Tevez on the stroke of half time.
Liverpool created most of the game's best chances and United twice cleared off the line, but the defending champions stole the points in one of their few attacks.
And the Gafffer says - Commenting on the 1-0 defeat, Benitez didn't feel there was much between the two teams on the day.
"We didn't create that many chances and they didn't have many opportunities either," added the Reds boss.
"In the first half we create two good chances but we didn't take them, and they created one chance and scored. We made a mistake for their goal but you need to take your chances. If you do that you will be in a very good position."