LIVERPOOL v MANCHESTER UNITED 13:30, Anfield (Sunday)
In one of the most anticipated games of the season, the two most successful clubs in English football history will do battle in what is always a highly contested encounter. There have been 14 red cards in Premier League clashes between two of the country’s oldest football rivals with only Everton v Liverpool producing more.
Liverpool have started the campaign superbly and sit two points above United in second place in the table. Daniel Sturridge has been in electrifying form and has now scored 10 goals in his last eight appearances for Liverpool, and with Luis Suarez due back from suspension next month the duo could form a deadly partnership. The Reds have a great record against United at Anfield only losing once in the last five league meetings with Brendan Rodgers’ change of the footballing philosophy now appearing to be paying off.
This is a massive match for David Moyes who only managed three victories in 22 Premier League clashes with Liverpool during his time as Everton boss and none of these came at Anfield. The Red Devils were marginally the better side against Chelsea on Monday but they failed to breakdown a stubborn Blues defence and Moyes will know United fans will demand victory against one of their biggest rivals.
What to watch out for: With Wayne Rooney ruled out through a head injury, will Moyes alter the formation and play for a draw?
Liverpool – Mignolet; Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Jose Enrique; Lucas, Henderson, Gerrard, Coutinho; Sturridge, Aspas
Man Utd – De Gea; Jones, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick; Giggs, Welbeck, Van Persie
Recent Form: Liverpool: WW; Man Utd: WD