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Liverpool vs Manchester United – Last 5 meetings

As Liverpool prepare to take on their arch rivals Manchester United at Anfield today, we take a look at the last handful of meetings between the two enemies.
[table id=27 /]MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 13, 2013: Liverpool's goalkeeper Jose Reina looks dejected as Manchester United score a second goal during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

13th January 2013: Manchester Utd 2-1 Liverpool

Goals from Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic secured three points for Alex Ferguson’s men, despite a late resurgence by Liverpool. Daniel Sturridge pulled one back for the visiting Reds, but it wasn’t enough to get Brendan Rodgers’ side back into the game.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 23, 2012: A Manchester United shirt with a tribute for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster left on the gates of Anfield before the Premiership match between Liverpool and Manchester United. The release of the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report shed light on one of the biggest cover-up's in British history which sought to deflect blame from the Police onto the Liverpool supporters. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

23rd September 2012: Liverpool 1-2 Manchester Utd

As news broke of the findings of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, the majority of fans from both clubs united to remember those that had died in the disaster in 1989. Despite going down to ten men during the first half when Jonjo Shelvey was given his marching orders by referee Mark Halsey (Shelvey would tell Ferguson where to go on his way off the Anfield turf), Steven Gerrard gave Liverpool the lead just after the break. However, goals from Rafael and a penalty from van Persie turned things around for United, who endured Rodgers his third defeat in his first five games as Reds boss.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 11, 2012: Unedifying scenes at the final whistle as Manchester United's Patrice Evra goes over the top to celebrates his side's 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the face of Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

11 February 2012: Manchester Utd 2-1 Liverpool

The talk of the day was unfortunately Luis Suarez’s non-handshake with Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, just weeks after the Uruguayan had been found guilty of racially abusing the French defender by an independent F.A. panel. In a fiery battle at Old Trafford, two Wayne Rooney goals early in the second half put the game beyond Kenny Dalglish‘s side, despite a late scrambled goal from Suarez himself.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 28, 2012: Liverpool's manager Kenny Dalglish celebrates with match-winner Dirk Kuyt after the 2-1 victory over Manchester United during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

28 January 2012: Liverpool 2-1 Manchester Utd

With the aftermath of Evragate still very much the talking point in the press, Liverpool, without the suspended Suarez, knocked their arch rivals out of the FA Cup in the fourth round. Daniel Agger’s opener on 21 minutes was cancelled out by Ji-Sung Park shortly before half-time. Dalglish brought on Dirk Kuyt as a second half substitute for Jamie Carragher and right at the death the flying Dutchman scored a dramatic winner.

15 October 2011: Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United

In a very hard fought game by both sides, Liverpool had looked to have won this game thanks to a strike from Steven Gerrard shortly after the hour mark. However, United striker Javier Herndandez stole the points from under the Reds’ noses with an equaliser inside the final ten minutes. The game will mostly be remembered for the game in which Suarez was adjudged to have racially abused Evra and would set a dark shadow over games to come between the two sides.
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