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Drab draw for United and Liverpool

Updated: October 17, 2011, 1:35 PM ET
By James Tyler | ESPN.com

Remember when derbies were supposed to be better than this? Granted, Manchester United's awkward schedule -- Liverpool, then an early Champions League must-win against Romanian giants Otelul Galati, followed by Man City next weekend -- meant that Sir Alex Ferguson's tinkering had to be as meticulous and methodical as ever, but regardless, you'd never expect a clash of these most venomous of rivals to be so muted and, as Kenny Dalglish put it, so "sterile."

Maybe I'm spoiled from years ...

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