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Manchester United Vs Liverpool Rivalry In Pictures (GALLERY)

10/01/2013 17:17

Manchester United and Liverpool, the two biggest and most successful clubs in English football, face each other for the 241st time at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The corresponding fixture in the Premier League last season saw the country's biggest rival reach a level of intensity it had not experienced since the 80s, as the Luis Suárez-Patrice Evra race row augmented the tribalism, fuelled by Liverpool's disastrous handling of the situation.

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    Emlyn Hughes struggles to keep up with George Best in the 60s
  • A policeman takes a hardline approach against one fan at Anfield
  • Clemence denies Law in the early 70s
  • Doc's Red Army, Wembley, 1977
  • The Kop comes to London in '77...
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    As does the Stretford End
  • Jesus saves, but Pearson nets the rebound...
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    Where are they now?
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    United not only won their first trophy in nine years in 1977, but they denied Liverpool the Treble
  • Norman Whiteside celebrates his opener in the 1983 Milk Cup final while Ray Wilkins is hoisted by Gordon McQueen in the foreground...
  • But Liverpool come back to clinch the first piece of silverware of the season
  • Solidarity: Bob Paisley parades Sir Matt Busby before the 1983 Charity Shield
  • Mark Hughes savours the winner in the 1985 FA Cup semi-final at Maine Road
  • Shared: Ronnie Whelan and Steve Bruce with the Charity Shield, 1990
  • 25 years: Liverpool ensure United will go over a quarter of a century without a league win in 1992...
  • Much to the anguish of messrs McClair, Schmeichel, Donaghy and Ince...
  • And the away fans at Anfield
  • Sportsmanship: mutual respect between Schmeichel and Grobbelaar in 1992
  • Ian Rush hits his record-breaking goal in front of the Stretford End in the clubs' first Premier League fixture
  • 'Everything they hit... ends up in the back of the net': United race into a 3-0 lead at Anfield in 1993 but Liverpool came back to earn a 3-3 draw
  • Ince squares up to McManaman in 1994
  • Pole dancer: Cantona celebrates his comeback goal in 1995
  • One Scouse streaker thought Cantona struck a bum note in the teams' December 1995 clash
  • All white, la: The infamous Armani suits
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    Robbie Fowler and Roy Keane get acquainted during the final
  • Double double: Cantona scores the winner in the 1996 FA Cup final, becoming the first foreign captain to lift the trophy
  • A 21-year-old David Beckham celebrates slamming in his first goal against Liverpool, 1996
  • Andy Cole is mobbed by Paul Scholes and Phil Neville after nodding in a third at Anfield in 1997. It would be the first of four goals in as many games at Liverpool for the striker
  • United fans would sing 'We won the Football League again, this time on Merseyside', 1997
  • Michael Owen enjoys his first goal against United after storming past Gary Pallister...

Calm has descended over the rivalry since Suárez and Kenny Dalglish were forced to apologise for their behaviour at Old Trafford last season, but Manc-Scouse antipathy never subsides.

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