Liverpool and Manchester United are two of the biggest supported clubs and one of the fiercest rivalries in England. Last season when the two teams met up and Liverpool won 3-1, the match was viewed by more than 500 million viewers.
The two teams play distinctly different styles of football but both are legitimate contenders for the league title this campaign.
Manchester United will take this meeting of the Giants of English football and here are three reasons why.
Wayne Rooney starting the game on the bench does not mean he will not be a difference maker.
Rooney is the hardest working player on Manchester United and he wears his heart on his sleeve. He will be fueled by the penalty UEFA has placed on him for the Euros.
Rooney with something to prove is a scary thing.
Wayne Rooney also is the most in-form player in the Premier League and has shown that with his goal tally. He is sitting on nine goals and itching for more.
Manchester United has many young players playing big roles for them this season.
The likes of Javier Hernandez, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck and David De Gea are all names that have helped Manchester United to their place atop the Premier League table.
The young Red Devils have changed the makeup of games. They have been difference makers that have breathed in energy and a bit of resiliency into the squad with so many hardened veterans of English football.
These players are X-factors and they will help propel Man U past Liverpool.
The most in-form team wins and right now that is Manchester United. They are sitting on top of the table full of confidence.
Manchester United has scored 24 goals this season and only have let in five. They have not just been beating teams; they have been breaking them down.