Liverpool and Manchester United first met on April 28, 1894, and have met 218 times since. United hold the edge in the derby with 83 wins to Liverpool’s 74, while the two have shared the spoils on 61 occasions. The clubs are the two most successful in the history of English football, having won 121 various titles combined.
There is no love lost between these two clubs situated in the North West part of England, nor is there ever a doubt that it’s guaranteed to be a spirited affair every time these two lock horns. From the players to the supporters, there is an animosity felt on the surface and underneath the bedrock of the region. Fan fights, race rows, and red cards don’t even begin to sum up the intensity.
Old Trafford has the Stretford End and Anfield has the Kop, and while the two fan bases will never admit to having anything in common, the similarities are striking. These two clubs have been involved in countless important matches, have both been at the pinnacle of soccer in England and Europe, and regardless of current league position or club status, they always get up for this one.
Today, ninth-place Liverpool traveled to third-place Manchester United for the teams’ first encounter of the season, which ended in a 3-0 victory for the Red Devils. But not all of their matches have been as one-sided. Take a look back at some of the matches that make this one of the best rivalries in sport. From Eric Cantona’s comeback to John Arne Riise’s rocket, these are The Greatest Moments in Liverpool v. Manchester United History.