United, Bring It On!
This game requires no build up, win, lose or draw it is always an exciting clash and Alex Ferguson has been quoted this week saying "I have always considered it to be the game of the season in English football."
Since Dalglish has been in charge, excitement levels have been higher in general but even more so when these sort of fixtures come around. Kenny of course is no stranger to intense matches and he's certainly no stranger to Fergie's mind games.
Confidence is the key for Saturday, we know United have had the better start to the season but Liverpool haven't faltered much, even in the loss against Stoke we bombarded the goal with shots and were unlucky.
Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll are two players who will be looking to be in receipt of a vociferous Kop End celebration and i will be very surprised if neither of the lads put one past De Gea.
In terms of who should start against Manchester United i think we are all expecting the captain to be back in the midfield. I can't wait to see our famous Gerrard back to his best making Fergie's boys panic.
As for the rest of midfield i must say, no offence to Jordan Henderson but we need to start Kuyt in my opinion. His work ethic and passing is something that's invaluable in these sort of games, not to mention the fact he put three past them last time!
All in all, i honestly think we're in with a very good chance of taking all three points, i just hope the lads play with purpose from the off.
Manchester United are without Tom Cleverly and Rafael Da Silva for the game whilst Vidic and Smalling are both doubts. As mentioned in the opening, Liverpool are in a fantastic position with no injuries at all.
Liverpool have won their last three matches at Anfield against United. The away side only managed to score twice in that time.
- Dirk Kuyt last season made himself only the second player to get a hat trick against Manchester United.
- Wayne Rooney has failed to score in his last 6 Premier League games against Liverpool.
- Steven Gerrard has scored 4 goals against Manchester United, 2 goals shy of Robbie Fowler's record.
It's just over a year since John Henry and Co bought us and i think everyone will agree things have been getting steadily better ever since, so what better way to celebrate than with a win against Manchester United?