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.
Doc's Red Army, Wembley, 1977
A policeman takes a hardline approach against one fan at Anfield
Clemence denies Law in the early 70s
The Kop comes to London in '77
Jesus saves, but Pearson nets the rebound...
And United win their first trophy in nine years, denying 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, Bruce 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
All white, la: The infamous Armani suits
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...
And picks up his first red card for a horror tackle on Ronny Johnsen, 1998
Ince, now Liverpool captain, squares up to Jaap Stam, 1998
Scousebusting: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (and teammates) are elated after the Norwegians 90th minute FA Cup fourth-round winner in 1999. Dwight Yorke had equalised just two minutes beforehand
One Liverpool fan clarifies who he will be supporting in the 1999 Champions League final
Can you hear United sing? Paul Ince mocks those who once idolised him having scored a stoppage-time winner in April 1999
Murphy beat: the midfielder celebrates the first of his three winners at Old Trafford in four years, 2000
Robbie Fowler after his sixth goal against United, 2001
United fans take a dim view of Liverpool's 2001 'treble' at that year's Charity Shield in Cardiff
John Arne Riise celebrates his thumping free-kick in one of Liverpool's easiest Anfield wins against United in recent memory, 2001
Murphy beat 2, 2002
'He came from Uruguay, he made the Scousers cry': the misfiring Diego Forlán becomes a United cult hero after his December 2002 heroics at Anfield
Steven Gerrard's deflected effort was the opener in Liverpool's fortuitous 2-0 League Cup final win in 2003
Giggs at the double, 2003
Murphy beat 3, 2004
Wayne Rooney has a message for the Kop after his 2005 winner...
While United fans can't resist a jibe
Gary Neville has something to say to Liverpool fans, 2006
Alan Smith suffers a leg break blocking Riise's free-kick in the February 2006 FA Cup tie
Fergie time: Sir Alex celebrates John O'Shea's last-minute winner in front of the Kop, 2007
A kiss for the camera: Gerrard puts Liverpool in the lead during...
The 4-1, 2009
Dimitar Berbatov scores one of the great Old Trafford goals as he becomes the first United player to score a hat-trick against Liverpool since Stan Pearson in the 1940s, 2010
The King is back in 2011
Much to the amusement of one United fan
Dirk Kuyt follows up Berbatov's hat-trick with his own trio six months later, 2011
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.