Liverpool and Manchester United just love to hate each other.
The Merseysiders were the best club in England during the 1970s and 1980s before United took over in the 1990s and 2000s.
Between them, they have won 38 league titles with the Red Devils winning 20-18.
As Sir Alex Ferguson claimed they would, United have “knocked Liverpool off their f***ing perch.”
And when you also consider that the two clubs are a mere 30 miles apart, it’s hardly surprising they have such a fierce rivalry.
And that rivalry will be in full force once again on Saturday lunchtime when United travel to Anfield.
The Liverpool fans will no doubt create a special atmosphere as they attempt to kickstart their campaign.
Jurgen Klopp certainly won’t have to worry about rallying the crowd like he often does.
In fact, Liverpool supporters are always so motivated for matches against their arch-rivals that they sometimes go a bit over the top.
And one player that received his fair share of abuse during this fixture at Anfield was Gary Neville.
Having played more than 600 times for United, Liverpool fans absolutely despised Neville.
And with him being a right-back, Kopites had the opportunity to get up close and personal with due to the nature of the stadium.
And every time Neville went to take a throw, he had to deal with plenty of insults.
Talking to Soccer AM, Neville explained what that was really like.
Neville on the abuse from Liverpool fans
“You got huge abuse,” he admitted.
“You took those throw-ins over that far side and you always get that feeling: ‘There is going to be a punch on the back of head here. They can reach me. It’s going to come one day.’ Either that or a lot of beer or something else…”
And then, when asked about the worst thing a Liverpool fan had said to him, Neville didn’t think it was suitable for Soccer AM.
“There’s been some terrible things,” he admitted before laughing.
"You want the worst, best thing?
“It was usually abuse. It always had a swear word in it. It wouldn’t go on Soccer AM. Not sure it would even make Soccer PM.”
Nothing wrong with a bit of friendly banter, right?
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