Liverpool take on bitter rivals Manchester United this weekend, desperate to end their neighbours’ unbeaten start to the season.
The champions have been in blistering form so far, winning every single Barclays Premier League encounter bar the 1-1 draw at Stoke, and Kenny Dalglish’s Reds will need to be at their very best to have a chance of knowing the old foe off their perch.
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But United were nowhere near their normal selves in the laboured 2-0 win over Norwich before the international break and in truth, the Canaries will feel they should have got something out of the game.
Liverpool on the other hand go into the clash with the old enemy in good spirits, having won their city derby against Everton at Goodison Park.
The Toffees will feel that Jack Rodwell’s early sending off ended any chance they had of winning the match but the Reds still had to get the job done and they looked good in parts, with Luis Suarez a constant threat.
Add the fact that talisman Steven Gerrard is nearing full fitness after a long lay-off and Andy Carroll is finally on the goal trail this season and Liverpool will feel that it’s a good time to be playing Sir Alex Ferguson’s men.
United may decide to throw Rio Ferdinand back into the side after he had to make do with a place on the bench against Norwich and it’s likely that there will be other changes, with Ferguson giving fringe players a chance in the uncomfortable win over Paul Lambert’s Premier League new boys.
The action gets underway at 12:45 on Saturday lunchtime and despite the early kick-off time, the atmosphere is sure to be red hot for a contest between two of English football’s heavyweights.
There are a lot of predictions around for this one as the Premier League returns for a full weekend of action, with many believing that Liverpool could nick the three points.