Liverpool vs. Manchester United: Why the Rivalry Burns Brighter Than Ever

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Liverpool vs. Manchester United: Why the Rivalry Burns Brighter Than Ever
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Liverpool and Manchester United will prepare to face up to each other again this coming weekend after a week of European duty for both sides.

The Premier League is, of course, where the real action is, with both clubs wanting three points for different reasons—United want to make the most of Manchester City's decidedly unimpressive start, while Liverpool are searching for their first win of the season.

These two huge clubs are massive rivals, of course; both on a north-west England and a global scale, with fanbases running into the millions.

They haven't been head-to-head at the top of the league table since 2009—but the rivalry is burning just as strongly as ever. Here are five reasons why.

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