English football's fiercest rivalry will be renewed once again on Super Sunday, when Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 1.30pm GMT on Sunday 13 January, with Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky Sports 3D providing live coverage in the UK. You can watch the game's highlights on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.25pm GMT. Live radio commentary is on talkSPORT.
The Red Devils come into this game in spectacular form, having clinched 25 points from a possible 27 in their last nine Premier League matches, an unbeaten run that has propelled them to a seven-point lead at the top of the table. However, Sir Alex Ferguson's men lost some of that momentum last week in the FA Cup third round tie against West Ham United at Upton Park, where they needed a late strike from Robin van Persie to salvage a draw and force a replay.
Brendan Rodgers' side, on the other hand, are also in good form, posting five wins in their last seven league matches, including back-to-back 3-0 victories in the last two outings. The Reds currently sit eighth in the table but a win at Old Trafford could see them move level on points with sixth-placed Arsenal, though the Gunners would still have two games in hand.
In the reverse fixture at Anfield in September, United posted a 2-1 victory in controversial circumstances, as the Red Devils benefited from every contentious refereeing decision, including Jonjo Shelvey's first-half dismissal and a late penalty that Robin van Persie converted to earn the win.
Another sub-plot in the encounter will be the Luis Suarez - Patrice Evra duel. In the same fixture last season, the Liverpool forward refused to shake the hand of the United defender, following a much publicised race row. The Old Trafford faithful are likely to target the Uruguayan throughout the game and it will be interesting to see how the Reds' talisman responds.
- Last Five Matches (all competitions, most recent first): D W W W D
- Last Match: West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United
- Last Five Matches (all competitions, most recent first): W W W L W
- Last Match: Mansfield Town 1-2 Liverpool
Manchester United: Wayne Rooney (knee) is the only absentee for the Red Devils as they head into this big match. Ferguson's side have been boosted by the return of Nani and Anderson from the sidelines and the duo is likely to feature on the bench. Phil Jones (knock) is also available but is likely to be saved for midweek's FA Cup replay against the Hammers.
Probable Line-up (4-4-2): de Gea; Rafael, Evans, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Kagawa; Hernandez, van Persie
Liverpool: Rodgers has no new injury issues but has to decide whether to include new signing Daniel Sturridge in the starting line-up. Jose Enrique (hamstring) is likely to be out until February, while Martin Kelly (knee) remains a long-term absentee. Fabio Borini (foot) is back, after being sidelined since October, but the Italian is yet to regain fitness and will not be involved this week.
Probable Line-up (4-3-3): Reina; Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson; Lucas, Allen, Gerrard; Downing, Suarez, Sterling