Next time out, Liverpool will face off against their old rivals Manchester United in what is being billed as the Reds’ biggest game of the season so far.
It’s far too early in the season to dub this a title-deciding encounter, but it’s certainly possible that the result could have a bearing on how the rest of the season pans out for both sides.
Liverpool are in a poor spell of form after starting the season stronger than all others. By contrast, United are in a purple patch, even though little over a month ago their struggles both in the Premier League and in Europe encouraged rumours that Ole Gunnar Solskjær was close to being sacked.
But, as they say, form goes out of the window on derby day – these matches are quite often won by the team which wants it more on the pitch. This fixture has produced some tight, drama-filled encounters over the years, and it is likely to be no different this time.
It’s the sort of match which players can use to write their names into Anfield history. Scoring against United is a pretty effective way to become popular among Liverpool fans.
Excluding own-goals, the Reds have scored 35 times against Manchester United in matches played at Anfield in the Premier League era. Some have been consolation goals in gut-wrenching defeats, while others have been 90th minute winners which made the home crowd go wild.
The question is… can you name every Liverpool player who has hit the back of the net in this fixture since the first Premier League clash between these two sides in March 1993?
You’ve got just five minutes to do it, so be quick…