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Giggs expects tough Liverpool test

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Giggs wants to add a 20th title. (©GettyImages)
Giggs wants to add a 20th title. (©GettyImages).

Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs is wary of the threat of Liverpool ahead of their visit to Old Trafford this weekend.

Kenny Dalglish's side meet United on Saturday lunchtime; the first time they have played the reigning champions on their own turf since the Red Devils lifted a record 19th league crown.

This statistic adds some extra intrigue into what is already set to be a fiery encounter, following the return of Luis Suarez from his eight-match suspension.

Suarez made his comeback against Tottenham on Monday evening and is in line to start at the weekend, as is Patrice Evra - the recipient of racially insulting language from the Uruguayan striker.

The Premier League has no plans to cancel pre-match handshakes between the two sides after the Suarez-Evra affair, and all eyes will be on the duo on Saturday.

Giggs, meanwhile, wants the pre-match focus to be on the illustrious history of the two great sides, and is intent on keeping United ahead of their north-west rivals.

"They’re a club similar to us with massive history," the 38-year-old told Inside United.

"We’re the two most successful teams in the country, so we know we’ve got to perform and play well to get anything from any game against them.

"We know we’re in for a tough game. It’s the club we tried to catch for so long and now we’ve caught them the challenge is to stay ahead."

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