Liverpool and Manchester United face off on Sunday as the Premier League’s top two teams for the first time since 1997 -with the rivalry between England’s most successful clubs rekindled by a fascinating title race.
United top the table after the New Year for the first time since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013 thanks to an 11-match unbeaten run to take them past Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Liverpool have surrendered top spot after three league games without a win and could drop to fifth place on Sunday if results go against them.
The last time United and Liverpool locked horns in a title race was 12 years ago.
Back then United were hardened winners under Ferguson, who saw off Rafael Benitez’s challengers to win a third consecutive league title.
Now it is United who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits are the “hunters” chasing the champions.
MAN UTD- MARTIAL FIT, LINDELOF BACK
Team to play Liverpool: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Pogba, McTominay, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial
Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Cavani, Mata, Greenwood, Telles, Matic, Van de Beek, Tuanzebe
LIVERPOOL – SHAQIRI STARTS, HENDERSON AT CB
Team to play Man Utd: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Henderson, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Shaqiri, Salah, Mane, Firmino
Subs: Kelleher, Milner, Oxalde-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Origi, R Williams, Phillips, N Williams