The public has been voting on which players should be inducted into a combined Liverpool and Manchester United XI over the past few days, via BBC Sport.
The poll is based on everyone being fit, so Sadio Mane and Paul Pogba were eligible.
And the results were pretty damning in our rival’s favour: only two Liverpool stars made the cut, with nine United ones selected, including their entire defence.
Only two LFC players get into the BBC Sport vote Combined XI before #LIVMAN
We’ll see… We’ll see… 🔴⚫️ pic.twitter.com/ZQXXJ826bz
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) October 13, 2017
On current form, there’s not too much to argue with. Their backline has conceded two, while ours has let in 12 in the Premier League alone.
We would personally make room for Mo Salah in place of Marcus Rashford though, and change to a 4-3-3 with Coutinho in midfield alongside Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.
All of this, in truth, is pretty irrelevant, of course.
On our day, especially at Anfield, a team managed by Jurgen Klopp can become far more than the sum of its parts – as proven time and time again against big opposition.
Jose Mourinho is going to park the bus, but even without Mane, we’ve got the players to open United’s defence up.
The key will be taking any chances presented to us early, so United have to take more risks and send more players forward.