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Manchester United ready for tumultuous Anfield test

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On Sunday morning both camps will be in fervent anticipation and both managers will be preparing their pre-match motivational talk to the players, as Manchester United take the short but turbulent trip to Liverpool and Anfield.

Liverpool have made a perfect start to the season with their two wins in two against Stoke City and Aston Villa respectively.

Manchester United's start has been satisfactory with a  solid win over Swansea and a goalless draw against rivals Chelsea. But, rivalry for Manchester United does not get more bitter than the taste of Liverpool awaiting at a tumultuous Anfield.

Furthermore, if Liverpool win against the Red Devils on Sunday and Tottenham fail to beat north London rivals Arsenal later in the afternoon, the Reds will top the Premier League table with nine points, and signal some intent to their rivals in the battle for a Champions League spot.

These though are still very early days, and too much complacency can destroy a team brimming with confidence; but it does remain that whoever can secure the three points from Sunday's epic showdown, it will elevate their belief and spur further three pointers.

Manchester United manager David Moyes, who has never seen a victory as manager at Anfield, will be aware of what a lift to him and his team three points will be. 

Possibly even more than what would have been on Monday against Chelsea in his first home match at Old Trafford where the fans are convinced that Moyes is the chosen one.

In the opposing camp, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be using every tool in his limited box to fix a team to win on Sunday and keep on competing in the top four.

Liverpool fans will believe in their manager, because that is just what Liverpool fans do.

But, perhaps deep inside, some will feel that Rodgers is not the man to transform this
once great team to at least taste the Champions League again.

Many get personal and embarrassed about it. Come Sunday, the nerves will be
pumping while the managers motivate to the raucous calling of those famous and golden Anfield words: "You'll Never Walk Alone!"

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