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For me there is no bigger rivalry in football than Liverpool versus Manchester United - it's the kind of rivalry that divides families and even the strongest friendships.

Liverpool last beat United in January last year in an FA Cup encounter; it was one of their more memorable matches.

That win seems like a lifetime ago and I suppose history counts against the Reds, but they've had a good start to the season with a renewed energy and passion from the club and its supporters.

A new season always brings hope, no matter how dreadful the past ones may have been - it's a 'new look' Liverpool team this year and there seems to be a more focused and technical approach.

Despite the Luis Suarez issue, the team camaraderie and confidence is at an all-time high which I think will go a long way in getting the better over their long-time foes this weekend.

United Manager Moyes' stats don't bode well for him against his opponents.

The Scotsman's last win over Liverpool was back in 2011 when Everton were 2-0 winners in the Merseyside Derby.

He has won just five times in 26 games against his former Red neighbours - I might be grasping at straws, I know, but here's hoping that the past counts.

Liverpool is second on the log at the moment, having won both their league matches thus far.

Despite only scoring a single goal in each game, I think this is a great platform for not only striker Daniel Sturridge (who scored both the goals) and the rest of the team to set the pace for the new campaign.

Since Rafa Benitez's departure, "the club is in a rebuilding phase" became a common refrain.

Well, there's no time like the present to cut the ribbon and declare the rebuilding complete … we have the manager and the squad to achieve things.

It's time to make new memories, Liverpool.

It doesn't get bigger than this ... Liverpool FC vs. Manchester United; the biggest and most bitter rivalry in English, if not world football.

Liverpool fans have been waiting for this season for a very, very long time. The season that the legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is no longer in the United dugout. This is the season the Liverpool supporters believe the Red half of Manchester fall apart without the beloved "Fergie" and lose its 20 year dominance of English football (exactly what happened to Liverpool in the 1980s).

That won't happen in the professional era we find ourselves in today. United will continue to churn out unconvincing wins and come from behind victories. That's the ethos of the club that's instilled in the players, staff and fans alike. It's a case of 'new manager, same old Manchester United'.

I won't stick my neck out to predict a result ... it's always a difficult one to call. It's the one match that Liverpool, as a club and fans put everything into; the one match they have to win. United on the other hand understands the importance the fixture, but all of the other 37 games are treated with same respect ... a respect that's seen the club win a record 20 league titles, surpassing LFC's 18 titles ... "knocking Liverpool off their f******g perch" as Sir Alex Ferguson famously said.

United's new boss David Moyes has nothing to fear about stepping into the huge boots of Sir Alex. The United blueprint to success is there - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Moyes might lose his first United-Pool fixture in charge at United, but so what? Many a LFC manager beat Fergie, but the Scotsman came out tops at the end of the season when it really mattered.

On the field, who's going to stop Robin van Persie? The man is pure quality. Alongside him is England's rising star, Danny Welbeck who's also banging in the goals. Wayne Rooney, if he decides to stay is always an asset, a quality player who's a constant threat no matter where he is on the park. United's midfield remains their weak spot, having not replaced the reliable Paul Scholes.

So come Sunday ... win, lose or draw at Anfield, it's only one of 38 massive games for United, but a win for the Red Devils over the Scousers will always be sweet ... sweeter than any other.