Liverpool host Manchester United on Sunday afternoon as their bitter rivalry resumes at Anfield.
With just two points separating the two clubs and a spot in next season's Champions League at stake, a huge amount is riding on the game.
Both managers recorded wins last week but while Manchester United produced one of their best performances of the season, beating Tottenham 3-0 at Old Trafford, Liverpool were ponderous in a 1-0 win at the Liberty Stadium, needing a lucky Jordan Henderson goal to beat Swansea.
A win for either club would be absolutely huge heading into the final weeks of the season.
Louis van Gaal's team took advantage of Liverpool's poor autumn and winter to win 3-0 at Old Trafford in December, but since then Brendan Rodgers has transformed his team, losing only twice in the 23 games since, winning 15 of those.
Both Van Gaal and Rodgers have selection decisions to make this weekend, with a number of stars returning after injury (making this job that much harder).
For United record signing Angel Di Maria, striker Robin van Persie and left-back Luke Shaw all return, while Steven Gerrard is fully fit for the Reds, who have been playing great football in his absence.
The team has been selected based on the below predicted line-ups.
Liverpool: Mignolet; Can, Skrtel, Sakho; Henderson, Gerrard, Lallana, Moreno; Coutinho, Sterling; Sturridge.
Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Blind; Mata, Carrick, Herrera, Young; Fellaini, Rooney.
Scroll through our gallery to see the team:
Liverpool vs Manchester United combined XI
Liverpool vs Manchester United combined XI
1/10 David De Gea
Simon Mignolet is hugely improved in recent weeks but David De Gea is arguably the best goalkeeper in the Premier League and easily Manchester United's most important player.
2/10 Emre Can
The versatile German is a true box-to-box threat, even when deployed as one of three centre-backs in Rodgers' back three. United have huge problems at the back, with Antonio Valencia beating Rafael to the right-back spot. Can, only 21, is a crucial piece in allowing Liverpool to play their 3-4-2-1.
3/10 Chris Smalling
As previously stated, United have defensive problems but the England defender has been a rare bright spot for Van Gaal, playing some of the best football of his United career. Phil Jones still seems erratic, while Marcos Rojo is not fully fit and Jonny Evans still suspended. Mamadou Sakho is a good defender but prone to mistakes.
4/10 Martin Skrtel
Skrtel has his critics but he has overcome poor form early in the season to become a real leader for Liverpool. He isn't always the best when in possession but he is an old-fashioned stopper, and a fierce competitor.
5/10 Jordan Henderson
With Steven Gerrard heading closer and closer to the exit, Henderson has really filled his role as captain and leader with a string of inspirational performances. The England man, whether playing wider right or in the middle, is a brilliant threat from all over the pitch, great in possession, ferocious in the tackle and has an eye for goal.
6/10 Michael Carrick
Divides opinion everywhere but surely proved against Tottenham just how important he is (and has been in the past) to United's success. Carrick was absolutely superb in possession, dictating the game and giving the inexperienced Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb the run-around. Created the first and scored the second, United played their best football of the season because of a masterclass by their veteran midfielder.
7/10 Ander Herrera
Adds the legs and bite, as well as a touch of class, to the United midfield, even if he has been under-utilised by Van Gaal. Daley Blind is clearly a favourite of the Dutchman but Herrera's engine and tenacity give United a pace in their play that is sorely missing when he doesn't play.
8/10 Philippe Coutinho
Since being given the freedom of the park in Rodgers' new formation the Brazilian has excelled, scoring wonderful goals and seeing his relationship with Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling flourish. A real match-winner, United will have to keep a keen eye on Coutinho. Ashley Young has been fantastic for United this season and deserves a mention but he is not quite playing at Coutinho's level.
9/10 Wayne Rooney
What a surprise, Wayne Rooney has been sensational playing as a striker. He may well be extremely capable of playing in midfield but United lose much more than they gain by deploying their captain deeper; he was brilliant against Spurs and Liverpool will view him as the main threat.
10/10 Daniel Sturridge
Hasn't exactly set the world alight since returning from injury, with only three goals from 12 matches, but he loves big matches and has starred in previous games against Liverpool's biggest rivals. Marouane Fellaini was excellent against Spurs but he has been very up and down this season.
FINAL SCORE: Liverpool 6 Manchester United 5Reuse content