Former Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher was put on the spot on SkySports Monday Night Football, and did not respond as fans of his club may have liked to hear.
Carragher was asked who would finish higher this season, Liverpool or Manchester United this season, and plumped for the Red Devils.
He believes this is due to them having focus on the Premier League only, an advantage Liverpool had last season while others balanced their push with Champions League football.
He said: "Because of the situation they are in, I'd probably side just with United because they have less games, but not because they are the better side."
Carragher was, unsurprisingly, backed by Gary Neville - former United captain - who elaborated on a point the Liverpool man was unwilling to dwell on.
"A big factor is that United will have that clear run. It's whoever organises themselves quickly.
"They've both got problems at this moment in time but I'd probably say United. Van Gaal will get them right and Brendan Rodgers won't have the time on the training pitch he would like, every manager would like, trying to integrate new players, so many new players into a team.
"You'd like to think United with six or seven days between games, they have better preparation time."