Following the events of the past week, courtesy of the Hillsborough findings, the game at L4 promises to be an emotional encounter.
Certain sections of Manchester United supporters, with their unsavoury chants, managed to escalate tensions coming into this weekend, leaving executives from both clubs hoping for a spotless game.
On-field, however, Brendan Rodgers’ nightmare just got bigger.
As of this writing, the boss is probably praying for a good result in the tricky Europa League opener against Swiss side Young Boys tomorrow.
A scratchy draw against Sunderland did nothing to reinstate confidence in the supporters’ minds, but many consider it to be a sign of better things to come and that the team are finally underway this season.
Sir Alex Ferguson will come face-to-face with the seventh Liverpool manager in his time at Manchester United.
And the Anfield folks would absolutely love it if Rodgers could land a telling blow as a token of appreciation.
Blows like the ones that follow…