Manchester United fans would love the opportunity to downplay Liverpool’s Premier League title win by reminding them that they failed to beat them.
United are the only side to take points from Jurgen Klopp’s men this season, with the Reds winning 20 of their 21 league matches so far.
And they will be looking to do the ‘double’ over the runaway league leaders on Sunday by avoiding defeat.
Back in October, Marcus Rashford’s first half strike looked set to consign Liverpool to defeat at Old Trafford.
That was until substitute Adam Lallana popped up with an equaliser five minutes from time.
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It was only the ninth match of the campaign and nobody would have envisaged Liverpool would go on to win the next 12 league games.
But that’s exactly what’s happened as they sit 14 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand.
In truth, it was a below-par performance from the European and world champions.
But it was a match in which they sorely missed Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian was ruled out through injury and he didn’t hesitate to tell a reporter who reminded him that United are the only team to avoid defeat against Liverpool.
“Because I was injured,” Salah replied before laughing hard at his own joke.
Very funny, Mo.
Bad news for United is that he’s fit for Sunday.
Liverpool need just 11 more wins to guarantee the title and beating their arch-rivals this weekend would be a massive step towards glory.