Well, that time is upon us yet again. They are two of England's most successful clubs and they meet again this Saturday
It's Liverpool versus Manchester United at Anfield.
United have lost their last three Premier League visits to Anfield, not winning since a 1-0 victory in December 2007 when Carlos Tevez scored. This is the club's longest run of defeats at Liverpool under Mr. Ferguson - and the longest since losing seven from 1972-79.
But United have the edge over Liverpool in terms of overall league victories, by 71 wins to 61. The two clubs first met in 1895 - in the old division two - when the Merseyside club romped to a 7-1 win.
There have been four red cards in the last four Premier League meetings at Anfield - three for Manchester United, one for Liverpool.
Draws are rare in this league fixture's recent history. The last one came 12 matches back, a 0-0 encounter at Anfield in September 2005.
In the past 3 seasons, everytime we have met United at Anfield, we have won all those games. Our previous five meetings have ended as such :
Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester Utd ; Kuyt 3, Hernandez
Manchester Utd 1 - 0 Liverpool ; Giggs pen
Manchester Utd 3 - 2 Liverpool ; Berbatov 3, Gerrard 2
Manchester Utd 2 - 1 ; Rooney & Park, Torres
Liverpool 2 - 0 Manchester United ; N' Gog & Torres
While the previous 5 meetings at Anfield have ended as such :
Liverpool 3 - 1 Manchester Utd : Kuyt 3, Hernandez
Liverpool 2 - 0 Manchester Utd : Ngog & Torres
Liverpool 2 - 1 Manchester Utd : Brown O.G & Babel, Tevez
Liverpool 0 - 1 Manchester Utd : Tevez
Liverpool 0 - 1 Manchester Utd : O' Shea
team news :
Liverpool : Starting XI : Reina, Kelly, Enrique, Carragher, Skrtel, Lucas, Adam, Gerrard, Downing, Kuyt, Suarez.
Subs : Doni, Bellamy, Carroll, Henderson, Spearing, Robinson, Agger.
United : Starting XI : De Gea, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Jones, Fletcher, Giggs, Park, Young, Welbeck
Subs : Lindegaard, Carrick, Anderson, Rooney, Hernandez, Nani, Valencia
ref : Andre Marriner