It is, by anyone’s reckoning, one of the most exciting games of the season and neither Louis van Gaal nor Brendan Rodgers can afford a defeat this evening. Both sides have invested heavily this summer and the old rivalry is likely to see two line-ups without a single player from either of the cities.
Champions League football is unquestionably the goal for Liverpool this year, while van Gaal has hopes of the title and must find victory here to make sure he keeps pace with Manchester City.
Here are some stats to get you thinking before the game:
Manchester United have registered just one win in their last four PL games at Old Trafford, even though they managed 6 in a row previously.
Liverpool have only avoided defeat twice in their last 7 games against Manchester United.
Christian Benteke has scored in his last two PL games against Manchester United, albeit both for Aston Villa.
#mufc subs: Romero, McNair, Rojo, Schneiderlin, Valencia, Young, Martial.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 12, 2015
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 12, 2015