Liverpool against Manchester United is one of the biggest games in world football, and certainly the biggest in England.
The two teams involved dominated football before the rise of Chelsea and Manchester City, with the influx of money, and they possess an incredible 38 league titles between them.
United may have been the dominant team in recent history, but that doesn’t mean that Liverpool have laid down to accept defeat.
The game promises to be a brilliant display of classic English footballing rivalry, and here are five things that are guaranteed to happen.
1 - Steven Gerrard will score
Gerrard’s 30th and likely to be last game against United will surely end with him scoring a goal, probably the winner. The Liverpool icon is a hero on Merseyside and hated in Manchester, and him scoring to down the Red Devils will fulfil the narrative of his career, before he ends his Liverpool spell and heads to the USA.
2 - Red Cards
Behind the Everton/Liverpool rivalry, games between United and Liverpool have the second most red cards in Premier League history. 15 have been dished out between the two sides, and another one can be expected tomorrow. United will be thankful that Nemanja Vidic is no longer at the club, as his four red cards against Liverpool are a Premier League record for cards against a specific club.
3 - Loud Crowds
Expect to see United fans bragging about their 20 league titles to Liverpool’s 18, and the Reds replying with claims that they rule Europe. The fans entertainment on show between the two clubs is great to see, and will grow with intensity as the goals start going in.
4 - Great Celebrations
Whether it is Gary Neville energetically celebrating in front of the Liverpool fans, or Gerrard kissing the cameras broadcasting the game to a worldwide audience, the famous clash has brought famous goals, and even better celebrations. If a late winner separates the teams, expect the goalscorer, and many of his teammates, to join the crowd.
5 - Entertainment
Above all, seeing United play Liverpool offers a wealth of entertainment, to both fans of the involved teams, and to the neutral. Everyone tunes in to watch great football, over-the-top tackles and an incendiary atmosphere. They might only be playing for a top-four place, but that will definitely not stop the game being a riotous affair.