Manchester United and Liverpool go head-to-head early on Tuesday morning in the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup.
The two sides have both been impressive during pre-season, with United beating LA Galaxy, Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, while Liverpool defeated Olympiakos, Manchester City and AC Milan.
Now the two sides face off in the final of a competition that has suddenly turned serious. After all, neither side will want to lose to their fierce rivals. And both managers will know they can get an early victory - no matter how inconsequential - prior to the real business kicking off later this month.
United boss Louis van Gaal recently intimated that some of his current squad could be on the move prior to September, as he is set to reveal his first-team plans to the team in the coming days. While Brendan Rodgers will be keen to ensure his new signings are bedded in before the new campaign.
Liverpool are without Daniel Sturridge, Jon Flanagan and Adam Lallana but still have a strong squad to choose from with Suso my tip to start ahead of Jordon Ibe.
United are likely to stick with most of the stars who have performed well up to now, with Ander Herrera and Ashley Young the stand-out players so far.
Here we consider the two starting XIs that could take to the field when United face Liverpool at 1:00am BST on Tuesday August 5.
Predicted United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Evans, Young, Herrera, Cleverley, Mata, Rooney, Hernandez
Predicted Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Johnson, Sakho, Skrtel, Enrique, Gerrard, Henderson, Can, Suso, Sterling, Lambert