Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge fires Liverpool to a 1-0 win over Manchester United. [Reuters]

15.48:Manchester United manager David Moyes: "I thought we played really well. We had long periods of the game but couldn't score. Apart from the lapse in concentration for their goal, we played well.

"We got two or three opportunities but it was unfortunate we didn't take them.

"I thought Danny Welbeck got kicked in the back of the leg, for me it was a penalty."

15.45: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: "It is a great win for our belief, last season we drew too many of the big games and we lost both times to Manchester United, but today was another marker for us and since January our form has been very, very good. Manchester United played well and we weren't as fluent as we have been but we now have the mentality to get results."

15.30: Liverpool sit top of the league having taken maximum points from their opening three Premier League games. Now attention turns to Tottenham who will look to do the same when they take on Arsenal.

15.27: So it's the same again for Liverpool. Another clean sheet, another Sturridge goal and three more points. Plenty for Rodgers to celebrate.

15.25: It's all over and Liverpool obtain another 1-0 win, this time over their great rivals. It's a huge win for Brendan Rodgers but David Moyes' dreadful run against the Reds continues.

15.24: SAVE: Raheem Sterling runs at Ferdinand before cutting inside and forcing De Gea into a decent save.

15.22: We are well into stoppage time now and Liverpool are trying to keep it in the corner. United are desperate to get it forward but they are struggling and Liverpool are using the pace of Sterling and Sturridge in attack.

15.19: Yellow Card: Lucas bring down Cleverly and it's another chance for United to deliver into a dangerous area. Van Persie takes this one but it's well headed clear and there will be five minutes of stoppage time.

15.16: CHANCE: Van Persie gets his chance as he slid in down the channell and he tries to go across Mignolet on his right foot but he gets it all wrong and slices it wide.

15.14: What a waste that is from Nani. A free-kick in a good wide area is over the head of everyone. United crying out for a creative player in the middle of the park.

15.12: Coutiniho makes way for Luis Alberto as Liverpool look to hold on with just over five minutes remaining. Could they gain a third straight 1-0 win?

15.08: Andre Wisdom comes on for Johnson who picked up a knock when tackling Nani just minutes earlier.

15.06: CHANCE: A wonderful strike from Nani is well saved by Mignolet who manages to punch the ball well clear of danger. United have 12 minutes plus injury time to find a way back into the game.

15.01: That sums up Liverpool's performance today. Glen Johnson gives the ball away on the halfway line but chases and forced De Gea into a hurried clearance. United making another change as Giggs makes way for Javier Hernandez.

14.58: United have their seventh corner but Giggs' header goes straight into the hands of Mignolet. With just over twenty minutes to go, surely United will create one clear cut chance.

14.55: It's a little scrappy at the minute as both sides are guilty of giving away cheap possession. United have to get the ball to Van Persie quicker. He hasn't had a sniff of a chance today.

14.52: Substitution for United as well as Nani comes on for Young. The former Villa man was struggling against Glen Johnson and Nani now has a chance to show Moyes why he deserves to stay at the club.

14.49: Brendan Rodgers not happy with what he is seeing as Aspas is replaced by Raheem Sterling. The England international provides some serious pace on the counter.

14.48: Yellow Card: Another United player in the book as Ashley Young pulls back Jordan Henderson.

14.47: Welbeck is furious here, he thinks he should have a penalty after receiving a bump from Aspas in the box but his shouts are waved away. Wasn't much contact but United are looking dangerous.

14.44: It's a good period of possession here for United, lots of energy from the players but they are yet to seriouslly test Mignolet. Liverpool will hope they can weather the early storm.

14.40: United finally starting to carve out some opportunities and it is only two superb blocks from Skrtel and Johnson that keep Van Persie and Young's efforts from hitting the back of the net.

14.37: Carrick is going to have to be careful here. He is already on a booking and now gets a talking too from referee Andre Marriner after conceding another free-kick.

14.33: The players come out the tunnel and you'd expect an instant reaction from United. They were second best and RVP was struggling to get any of the ball.

14.27: There's a feeling that what United need is Shinji Kagawa but there is a belief the Japanaese playmaker is not fully fit. Surely he could have made an impact from the bench though.

14.17: Half-time Handbags as RVP and Steven Gerrard square up as the Dutch striker is complaining about the robust treatment he's getting from Skrtel and Agger. You've got to love a bit of spice in a big game. And that's half time. A great start from Liverpool but United surely can't be as toothless in the second half.

14.15: With just a minute until half-time, United are still finding it difficult to get controlled possession. Liverpool players are hounding them at every opportunity.

14.11: Yellow Card: And another one as Michael Carrick cycically pulls back Aspas as Liverpool look to hit United on the counter.

14.09: Yellow Card: Another booking and it's Van Persie with another late one on Daniel Agger. Clearly no love lost between those two.

14.08. Substitue: An early change as Phil Jones departs due to injury and in a surprising move it is Antonio Valencia that comes on. Very attacking from Moyes.

14.06: Yellow Card: Iago Aspas is also booked for demanding a yellow card, something referees don't take kindly too. Meanwhile Coutinho's free-kick is high, wide and handsome.

14.05: Yellow Card: Tom Cleverley picks up the first booking of the game for a late challenge on Coutinho and Liverpool have a free-kick in a good central area around 30 yards from goal.

14.04: Moses and Ilori also in the stands. Liverpool certainly spending the money this summer.

14.00: Mamadou Sakho talking to Liverpool defender Aly Cissokho.

13.58: Another comfortable save for De Gea who cooly collects Gerrard's attempt from all of 30 yards. United still struggling to get any sort of possession.

13.56: The camera's turn to the stands to show Tiago Ilori, Victor Moses and Mamdou Sakho all sat at the back of the Liverpool bench. Seems the trio are set to sign tomorrow.

13.54.: You can tell Liverpool are feeling confident when Martin Skrtel is trying to spray 50 yard diagonals. Unsurpisingly the ball doesn't quite come off.

13.52: Coutinho now has an efort as he skips past two defenders before curling his effort from 25 yards into the hands of De Gea. The Brazilian is a nightmare for defenders with his quick feet and good balance.

13.49: United are struggling to get any sort of possession as Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick are given no time on the ball. This is a fantastic start from Liverpool, with Aspas, Coutinho and Sturridge looking dangerous.

13.45. This is an absorbing game being played at 100mph. Surely this pass will drop as tackles continue to fly in.

13.42: United have a great chance to level matters as a corner is missed by absolutely everyone. Had Welbeck been able to stretch it would have been a tap in.

13.40: Liverpool are putting United under a great deal of pressure but some lovely passing finds Danny Welbeck who shoots straight at Mignolet from the edge of the box. The Reds then go straight up the other end and Gerrard trys his luck but it's an easy save for De Gea.

13.38: It's an all action start as Philippe Coutinho breezes past a couple of defenders before fizzing a shot wide of the post from 25 yards.

13.36: United have the chance to repond within seconds as a Ryan Giggs free-kick is met by patrice Evra. His header finds RVP whose overhead kick goes sailing over the bar.

13.34: It's a dream start for Liverpool and Daniel Sturridge. The birthday boy first sees his shot defelcted for a corner before Daniel Agger glances on the delivery and Sturridge reacts quickest to heas past a stranded David de Gea.

1333: GOAL Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United: Sturridge.

13.32: Bright start from United as Ryan Giggs delivers into the box but it's good handling from the in form Simon Mignolet.

13.30: Peep, we are underway. Genuine feeling of excitement about this massive game. But who will strike first?

13.28: You'll Never Walk Alone is booming out at Anfield and we are just minutes away from kick-off. But first a minute's applause for Shankly.

13.24: I wonder if we will see this celebration today from birthday boy Daniel Sturridge.

13.21: Brendan Rodgers on Bill Shankley: "It's another chance for us to commemorate a man who really started the Liverpool way.

"He was an incredible man who picked the club up off its knees and it's a great opportunity for the supporters in such an iconic game and it will add a bit to the game which is great in intensity anyway.

13.15: It's bound to be an emotional day for Liverpool fans who will hold a minute's apllause before the game to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary Liverpool boss Bill Shankly, which is tomorrow. Here's a few quotes from the legendary figure.

"If Everton were playing at the bottom of the garden, I'd pull the curtains."

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."

About the 'This is Anfield' plaque - '"This is to remind our lads who they're playing for, and to remind the opposition who they're playing against."

13.12: Liverpool haven't won their opening three Premier League games since 1994 but there is genuine hope, especially with David Moyes having a dreadful record at Anfield during hsi time at Everton.

13.10: Last season this fixture finished 2-1 to Manchester United after Jonjo Shelvey was sent off. Gerrard got Liverpool's goal but it was a superb equaliser from Rafael before Robin Van Persie fired the winner courtesy of a penalty. Will it be another win for United today?

13.08:Manchester United boss David Moyes: "Wayne Rooney has got a cut down his forehead, it was completely accidental. It will keep him out for a few weeks. I would think he's got no chance of playing for England.

13.03: It seems plenty of people are disappointed that Shinji Kagawa is not even in the squad today. Could he make a deadline day move away from Old Trafford?

13.00: Two young England strikers on show today in Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck, both of whom are in good form, but it seems it's the Liverpool forward who is viewed as a potential match winner today. The former Chelsea striker is excelling leading the attack without Luis Suarez and appears to making all the right decision in front of goal.

12.58: There is a real sense of optimism from Liverpool supporters today after an impressive start to the season. It's a blow that Kolo Toure is missing, after two clean sheets in his first two Premier League games for the Reds, but Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger have a good understanding. Can Liverpool make it three clean sheets on the trot?

12.55: To start with here is the team news from Anfield and there is one major omission as Wayne Rooney misses the game due to injury.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Jose Enrique, Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson, Aspas, Coutinho, Sturridge. Subs: Brad Jones, Alberto, Sterling, Ibe, Kelly, Flanagan, Wisdom.

Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Carrick, Cleverley, Young, Giggs, Welbeck, Van Persie. Subs: Anderson, Smalling, Lindegaard, Hernandez, Nani, Valencia, Buttner.

12.50: Welcome to IBTimesUK's live coverage of two massive games from the Premier League. Yesterday may have been a day to forget after just nine goals were scored but today we are expecting two classic encounters. There are plenty of sub plots with David Moyes returning to Anfield as Manchester United boss, while in north London big spending Tottenham will look to make a major statement against Arsenal. I can't wait.