Liverpool against Manchester United is a game that always matters, regardless of the context, but this time the Reds need the three points to go back to the top of the table and open up an incredible 19-point gap to the Red Devils after 17 games.
With Manchester City winning comfortably yesterday against Everton, only a win would send the Reds back to the summit again.
If Jurgen Klopp’s side avoid defeat, though, they would beat their previous unbeaten streak in the Premier League, which came under Rafa Benitez in 2008 according to Ged Rea.
The 4-0 win at Bournemouth made it 17 matches without defeat, meaning one more game without losing would set a new club record.
A goalless draw would also be enough to extend that record, but would also bring the unwanted statistic of being only the second time ever that there have been three successive 0-0s against the same team at Anfield in consecutive seasons.
The last team which held the Reds to a 0-0 for three successive seasons was Tottenham between 1969 and 1971. United, of course, have done so in the last two seasons, and Jose Mourinho, no doubt, would take another one right now.