It all started on the 28th of April 1894 when Newton heath faced Liverpool for the first time, since then the two clubs have faced each other 186 times. The rivalry between Manchester united and liverpool has been entitled as the “most famous fixture in English football” by Ryan Giggs who has played in the fixture more than any other player. The rivalry between the two cities dates back to the industrial era, when both the cities wanted the supremacy of the North West. Combined the two biggest clubs in the history of English football share 121 honors of which 59 belong to the Merseyside and 62 belong to Manchester united.
The last 2 matches between these two Giants of English football were pretty much one sided as the red Devils took their revenge. The reds of Merseyside would never want to remember the last match between these two, which saw their legend captain Steven Gerrard come on as a substitute and in less than a minute go out on a red card.
The player rivalries, here in this clash have been very fierce. Be it Rafael going against 4 Liverpool players or RVP and Gerrard having a say at each other. This is the second most red carded event after the Merseyside derby.
This coming Saturday Manchester United and liverpool meet each other for the first time this season and both the clubs swear to perform better than the other and win. Liverpool will surely miss Gerrard this time who had been a guiding force in this fixture for years.
Manchester United looks to maintain a stronghold over Liverpool and a good table position which they have not been able to secure this season. Seeing this match as a perfect fit for boosting the Confidence of his players LVG will definitely want his boys to thrash the kop.
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