Manchester United v Liverpool – five great goals


Manchester United and Liverpool go up against each other once more early on Saturday afternoon in what is bound to be a tense affair.

This fixture is possibly the most high-profile meeting between two teams in the Premier League – this has no doubt been helped by the current tensions between the sides.


In celebration of the clash GMF has compiled five of the best goals to be scored in the fixture at both Anfield and this weekend’s venue.


These strikes are in no particular order and GMF accepts there are other classic strikes, but these are the ones that have stuck out most prominently in GMF’s collective mind.


Dimitar Berbatov, September 19, 2010


The languid Bulgarian stole the headlines in this meeting after scoring all three of United’s goals.


The pick of the bunch was his second – close control on his knee from Nani’s chipped pass and a sublime bicycle-kick finish that crashes in off the crossbar.



Ryan Giggs, January 4, 1994


This was one of the great comebacks the English top flight has witnessed and while the talk was of Liverpool’s stunning revival from three goals down, the goals to get United into the lead were quite special.


Ryan Giggs made the game 2-0 after capitalising on a Mark Wright mistake and hitting a delightful chip over the head of Bruce Grobbelaar into the far corner.



Steven Gerrard, March 31, 2001


Liverpool had just started to come out of a period where victories over their fierce rivals were sparse to say the least.


This win at Anfield was sparked by a youthful Steven Gerrard, when he picked up the ball some 35 yards out and, after driving forward a few paces, smashed an unstoppable shot into the top left corner.


John Arne Riise, November 4, 2001


At the time this was the Reds’ fourth win in a row over Ferguson’s side and Michael Owen was at the height of his powers, scoring a brace in this game.


It was the Norwegian full-back who stole the show though, crashing a thunderous shot into the top from the angle and about 20 yards out.


Eric Cantona, May 11, 1996


This is probably the most famous goal between the sides as it settled that year’s FA Cup final after a dour 85 minutes.


Neither side had been able to create much and all those watching were readying themselves for another turgid 30 minutes of extra-time. However, a United corner was punched poorly by David James and Cantona was waiting on the edge of the box to fire home on the up through a mass of Liverpool defenders.


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