Liverpool vs Manchester United continues to be the marquee fixture in the Premier League calendar and is watched by millions around the world.
In advance of Saturday’s clash at Anfield, we look back at five of the more memorable derbies of the past decade between the two most successful clubs in English football.
1. March 3, 2007 – Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United
Liverpool had been completely dominant as the clocked rolled into injury time at Anfield.
Wayne Rooney had been injured and Paul Scholes was sent off. Edwin van der Sar had kept United in the game with some smart goalkeeping and Liverpool had grown frustrated.
With players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs and Louis Saha on the pitch the winning goal in injury time came from the most unlikely of sources – John O’Shea.
2. March 6, 2011 – Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United
This was the moment that Dirk Kuyt became a Liverpool legend. The Dutchman ran riot at Anfield, scoring a hat-trick against a Manchester United team that were top of the table at the time.
Combining with Luis Suarez that day, Liverpool had simply swept United aside.
3. March 22, 2015 – Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool
It took just 38 seconds for one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players to see red in the pressure cooker that is Manchester United vs Liverpool.
Introduced at half-time, Steven Gerrard stamped on Ander Herrera and was promptly dismissed. Two goals from Juan Mata saw United go on to win 2-1.
4. October 25, 2009 – Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
Liverpool had been on a dire run of form leading into the derby with United but turned things around thanks to an inspired performance from one Fernando Torres.
In a fiery affair where Nemanja Vidic and Javier Mascherano were both red carded, the Spanish striker opened Liverpool’s account in the second half before David N’Gog applied the insurance goal late on.
5. December 14, 2014 – Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool
Manchester United would return the favour the following season with a resounding victory at Old Trafford.
In a typically abrasive derby, referee Martin Atkinson would dish out seven yellow cards.
Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie all scored in a one-sided affair that spelled trouble for Brendan Rodger’s side who had been slipping down the table.
Kevin Boyle, Pundit Arena