5. Manchester United v Liverpool
The rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool is rather unique as it is as much about geographical location as it is about the plethora of success the respective clubs have enjoyed over the decades.
Undoubtedly the most well-known fixture in English football history, Liverpool's marked decline in recent years has seen the clash degenerate into pure bragging rights between two sets of passionate supporters.
While the two no longer compete directly for silverware, the fixture has yet to lose any of its addictive intensity.