However, the Reds failed to take anything from the game with the side still yet to see victory at Old Trafford since 2014.
Lingard meanwhile has enjoyed his most prolific season to date with the Old Trafford club, scoring a career high eight league goals, as well as providing four assists in the Premier League to strengthen his claim for a place in England's World Cup squad for the tournament in Russian Federation this summer.
"But fantastic performance and the spirit when other players probably could do it the easiest way and say: 'we are winning 2-0, I've done my job, goodbye'".
"First of all, we don't need to concede the two goals in the first half; for the rest, it was hard to break them down, they sit and hope for the best on the break".
Liverpool missed the chance to leapfrog United in the standings and find themselves third on 60 points. United also closed to within 13 points of Manchester City, but barring a late-season collapse by the runaway league leaders, that gap looks unbridgeable. "But you can't cross the line and come on the pitch", West Ham manager David Moyes said. We would have more points and it would change my life massively.
However, even without the injured Paul Pogba, it was United who started on the front foot, adopting a more direct style with Romelu Lukaku the target and the Belgium striker was influential in both Rashford goals.
"We have to respond, 100 percent", Klopp told the club's official website.
The former Ajax star said: 'It's a pity that the manager is Mourinho because normally he's an English player you want to give him time and he can then make mistakes.
"United may finish ahead of Liverpool this season, but I know which team I would pay to watch each week and they would not be managed by Mourinho".