• Liverpool have won four successive Barclays Premier League games - they last won five in a row back in May 2009.
  • Manchester United have been given eight red cards versus Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League; more than against any other team.
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored 10 goals in his last eight appearances in all competitions for Liverpool.
  • Liverpool last started a Premier League season with three consecutive wins in 1994/95 when Roy Evans was in charge.
  • Last season's 2-1 win was the first time in five seasons that Manchester United won at Anfield in the Premier League (D1 L3).
  • Steven Gerrard has scored four goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Manchester United; including a goal in each of the last two encounters at Anfield.
  • Manchester United have not lost any of their last 13 Premier League away games - the longest current run in the competition.
  • David Moyes masterminded just three wins in 22 Premier League clashes with Liverpool when he was Everton manager (D7 L12). None of those wins came at Anfield (D6 L5).
  • If Manchester United win this match, it will equal David Moyes’ best start to a Premier League season (2006/07; seven points from three games).
  • Only fixtures between Everton and Liverpool (20) have seen more red cards handed out than the Premier League clashes between Manchester United and Liverpool (14).
  • Robin van Persie has scored four times in his last three Premier League appearances against Liverpool (twice for Arsenal and twice in two games for Manchester United).