Why? The match is coming after Manchester United hit the top of the league, surpassing Liverpool with three points.
This is the first time in two years that United have claimed that position and they would be looking to widen the gap.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are bidding to win back-to-back league titles, keep their unbeaten home record alive and potentially go back to claiming top spot.
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The season still has a long way to go, but the outcome of this game is still pivotal as Manchester City are sniffing around the corner after a shaky start to the season.
Liverpool would not want to lose more ground to the top. If they lose against United, the gap extends to six points and rivals Manchester City – who are looking dangerous now – have played two less games than Liverpool.
With United’s current run of form and Liverpool’s woes, they will want to capitalise on this game. A win at Anfield will bring more belief to the Manchester United team and probably they will see themselves having a go at the title more than ever.
News broke this morning confirming that 12 of Europe’s biggest football clubs intend to form a breakaway ‘Super League’ just hours before UEFA are scheduled to announce an expanded Champions League format.