The biggest derby in the world: Manchester United v Liverpool

By Christopher Boulay

Liverpool’s form showed some promise during the last several games, but there hasn’t been as big of a test as the road ahead. First up, Brendan Rodgers’ squad heads to Old Trafford to face Manchester United. Continue reading

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Tonic for a Tough Loss: Three Famous Liverpool victories against Manchester United

By Bill Farnham

I hate losing to Manchester United. I don’t care if it’s at Anfield or at Old Trafford. I would rather beat Manchester United than beat Everton any day of the week. Maybe it’s because I’m not a Scouser or because I’m not from Liverpool, but it’s always the Manchester United games that get my blood pumping.

In light of last Sunday’s “glorious failure,” I thought that I would remind myself of some of my favorite Liverpool – Manchester United games from the last few years to ease the pain of the past few days (and a season where we have yet to record a league win). Nothing beats watching a replay of Liverpool thrashing Manchester United, except for watching it live of course.

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Jump in the Fire: Suarez, Liverpool head to Old Trafford

By Christopher Boulay

Liverpool heads to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United with an interesting backdrop.

The match is the first time Luis Suarez will meet Patrice Evra since Suarez’s suspension. The seemingly never-ending feud surrounding the two players may finally get closure this Saturday, but just like during Liverpool’s FA Cup win over United at Anfield, tensions will be high.

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The Manchester Double: Liverpool v Man United

By Christopher Boulay

After defeating one part of Manchester in mid-week, Liverpool hosts the red side on Saturday in the fourth round of the FA Cup hoping for a similar result.

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Fulham 1-0 Liverpool – Friends hard to come by at Craven Cottage

By Jonathan Carroll

Liverpool came away from Craven Cottage empty-handed after dominating a game they had in control up until Jay Spearing’s straight red card on 71 minutes.

It was a game littered with strange refereeing decisions from the ever controversial Kevin Friend, although this performance should have been seen coming since his diabolic showing at Fratton Park in February of 2010. The referee also failed to afford Luis Suarez any sort of protection from opposing defenders, something Kenny Dalglish labeled “scandalous” (see Dalglish’s press conference video at the end of this article). The first half was notable for plenty of possession by Liverpool but only having Jordan Henderson’s effort off the post to show for it. Fulham’s Moussa Dembele had a great opportunity to open the scoring for Fulham but shot square at Pepe Reina. A lead for Fulham would have been more than they deserved. Fulham were slow in possession and short of creativity up until they had an extra man following Spearing’s sending off.

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Liverpool 1-1 Man Utd – Fergie’s Smash and Grab

Suarez and Evra exchange pleasantries

By Jonathan Carroll
The North-West derby between Liverpool and Manchester United never lived up to the hype. Both teams employed a 4-5-1 system and seemed to stifle each others creativity, although it is noteworthy that Alex Ferguson’s conservative team selection shows a fear of Liverpool’s revamped team if not a little respect.

Stopping Anderson Limits United’s Attack

Anderson looks renewed for Manchester United this season, and he's the player Liverpool needs to slow down on Sunday if it wants to be successful on Saturday morning at Anfield.

 By Kevin Koczwara

Manchester United looks rejuvenated and fresh again. Last season’s Champions League drumming by Barcelona in the final looks like a million years ago. United has fresh blood in the midfield. It looks posed to attack. It looks fast.

Last season, United was getting old and in the Champions League final, its midfield got run over by Barcelona’s, which, to be fair, happens to just about every team in the world. But things didn’t look good for United when Paul Scholes retired, Darren Fletcher stayed injured and Michael Carrick looked like a lost child in search of a lollipop in a haystack (gross!) at the end of last season.

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