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Premier League 433 43 Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Players to watch 31522952 Manchester United vs. Liverpool (live, Sunday, FOX Soccer, 8:30 a.m. ET) Manchester+United+vs.+Liverpool+%28live%2C+Sunday%2C+FOX+Soccer%2C+8%3A30+a.m.+ET%29 Premier League

This clash between the two most successful teams in England is considered by most to be one of the world’s greatest rivalries, yet it has lost some of its luster in recent years as United’s rise has eclipsed Liverpool.

 

It remains a match circled on both teams’ calendars due to its history: you can be sure that this is one game Sir Alex Ferguson never wants to lose. Liverpool can throw a banana peel into United’s title hopes with a win at Old Trafford while the Red Devils can add to or pad their lead atop the table if they take all three points.

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Premier League 433 43 Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Players to watch 31522955 Luis Suarez, F, Liverpool Luis+Suarez%2C+F%2C+Liverpool Premier League

Love him or hate him, Liverpool are dependent on Suarez's form (19 goals in 28 appearances) in front of goal. Following his controversial handball goal against FA Cup cinderella's Mansfield, the Uruguayan will look to silence his critics against a troubled Manchester United defense at Old Trafford. Eyes will be focused on the 25-year-old, for better or better worse, considering that Sunday's meeting will be Suarez's second trip to Old Trafford after his racial abuse incident with United defender Patrice Evra.

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Premier League 433 43 Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Players to watch 31522956 Steven Gerrard, M, Liverpool Steven+Gerrard%2C+M%2C+Liverpool Premier League

The 32-year-old captain recently acknowledged his dip in form, brutally accepting criticism during Liverpool's rough strech this season. Brendan Rodgers' new system hasn't helped matters either, but Gerrard remains Liverpool's most dynamic player. With newly-signed Daniel Sturridge and Fabio Borini returning to Liverpool's fold, expect the England international to contribute more in attack.

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Premier League 433 43 Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Players to watch 31522957 Pepe Reina, GK, Liverpool Pepe+Reina%2C+GK%2C+Liverpool Premier League

It’s been a tough season for the veteran goalkeeper – he’s had several bad gaffes, and seems to have fallen off his usual solid form. If Liverpool wants any shot at coming away from this match with any points at all, Reina is going to have to step up and deliver. That has not been an easy task for him this year, and Robin van Persie, Chicharito, Ashley Young and Danny Welbeck will aim to make his job a lot more difficult.

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Premier League 433 43 Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Players to watch 31522951 Shinji Kagawa, M, Manchester United Shinji+Kagawa%2C+M%2C+Manchester+United Premier League

The focus this season – and biggest weak point – has been on United’s poor form on defense. But now with Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic back and getting into game-form, that attention should switch to the midfield. The Red Devils have struggled to control possession in the midfield, but with Shinji Kagawa back on the pitch they should be able to get a better hold in the middle of the field. That in turn will help take some pressure of the defense.

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Premier League 433 43 Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Players to watch 31522950 Jonny Evans, D, Manchester United Jonny+Evans%2C+D%2C+Manchester+United Premier League

Despite being a hit-or-miss player in the past, Evans has slowly become a steady presence on the United backline. Yes, he is still known for his crunching – and often dangerous – tackles, but he has helped bring together a struggling back four that has begun to finally get some consecutive clean sheets. If he can continue in this role and not slip up as he’s done many times in the past, United have a chance to keep Liverpool and Suarez out of the goal.

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Premier League 433 43 Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Players to watch 31522954 Robin van Persie, F, Manchester United Robin+van+Persie%2C+F%2C+Manchester+United Premier League

All the talk heading into Sunday’s match between United and Liverpool has centered around the two red-hot strikers it will feature, and rightly so. For United, van Persie has scored eight goals in the last eight games – and expect that trend to continue at Old Trafford against the Reds. With Wayne Rooney still out injured, RvP has been leading the attack alongside Chicharito or Danny Welbeck. With the still shaky Red Devils defense facing Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, they’ll need all the offensive firepower than can get.

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