Quiz! How many scorers from the last 20 seasons of Man United vs Liverpool games can you name?
In 2018 they faced the prospect of seeing rivals Manchester City trample over them to win the title, but pulled out a stonking second-half display to avoid the ultimately ignominy. That looks much less likely to happen now: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's lot are 12th in the Premier League after eight games, having only won twice and already lost to Crystal Palace, West Ham and Newcastle.
Their red rivals, meanwhile, haven't dropped a point and are already eight clear at the top. Good luck, Ole.
Still, things look a bit better for Manchester United historically. We've totalled up strikes for the last two decades of Liverpool-Man United clashes, and it's the Merseysiders on top thanks to a player who has nine career goals against the red side of Manchester. United boast the greater breadth, with 29 scorers to Liverpool’s 25. They’ve also won eight league titles in that time, which some might say gives them the edge – but not us.
Whether it be in the Premier League, a domestic cup or (for the first time in 2016) in European competition, these are the players who’ve made themselves heroes/villains to each set of fans.
Get guessing based on each player’s total and national team, then let us know how you did @FourFourTwo – retweets up for grabs! – and challenge some pals too. Cheers kid.
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