As the Red derby at Old Trafford knocks on the door, this might be the first when the disparity among the teams is engulfing.
Liverpool go into the biggest clash in English league history as unbeaten league leaders whereas Manchester United sit just above the relegation zone.
Liverpool sit top of the Premier League with 24 points, with eight wins from eight games. On the other hand, Manchester United have managed to only gain nine points from their eight games, with only two wins and three draws.
Jurgen Klopp's men will look to maintain their perfect start and they have already been given a boost with their first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who was out since game week one, returning to full fitness. On the contrary, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not have nine players at his disposal, with David De Gea and Paul Pogba being the latest to be on the injury list.
Liverpool are likely to start with Alisson at goal, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip and Andy Robertson at the back. Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho and James Milner are likely to be the preferred the midfield choice for Klopp, with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane completing the eleven. Xherdan Shaqiri, who scored twice in the Red derby last season at Anfield to hand Liverpool three points, is likely to miss out with a calf injury.
David De Gea has been included in the matchday squad, but it's unlikely for him to feature, which means their goal will be protected by Sergio Romero. Harry Maguire will be partnered by Victor Lindelof at the heart of United's defence, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Ashley Young being the full-backs. Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay and Andres Pereira are the better of the options Solskjaer has at his disposal, with Daniel James, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata starting as the front trio.
This might turn out to be the perfect opportunity for United to turn their season around as the hosts have nothing to lose. Jurgen Klopp, on the other hand, might see the clash as the chance to break the jinx of Liverpool not managing to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Everyone around the globe has predicted Liverpool to be victorious, but Liverpool have not won at Old Trafford for a very long time. Sky Sports recently sparked a debate when they included no Manchester United player in their combined XI of Liverpool and United players. Even though the sky sports pundits have foreseen no chances for Manchester United, Klopp has warned his team that such hype might make them complacent, resulting in a slip.
"On Sky when you made a combined lineup and had 11 Liverpool players... that's like a joke. It's building a banana skin, that's what everyone wants to see," the Liverpool boss said.
Jurgen Klopp has never won a match with Liverpool at Old Trafford, drawing three and losing one in his four matches there. Asked is this hampered his confidence, he said, "I've never really struggled with confidence... history, in this case, isn't really important but gives you a sign because we like to create, use the atmosphere at Anfield but Old Trafford isn't too bad."
Solskjaer will hope for history to be repeated. But against this relentless Liverpool side, it needs to be an Old Trafford miracle for that to happen.