Watch the 6 best Liverpool moments against Manchester United in recent years

The Reds will welcome arch-rivals Manchester United this weekend in what is to be the season's most anticipated game so far. United are occupying the top of the table after their victory over Burnley; a reality that seemed virtually impossible just a couple of months ago.

Read also: Can Liverpool regain the top spot this weekend?

Here, we take a look at some of the best moments that happened when both sides met in recent years...

1. Dirk Kuyt's hat-trick

Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United, March 2011

The Dutch forward became the first Liverpool player in 21 years to score a hat-trick against Manchester United; etching his name forever into Anfield's folklore...

But who can forget that moment of magic by Luis Suarez?


2. The Fernando Torres Show

Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool, March 2009

What a match this was: Fernando Torres famously got the better of Nemanja Vidic, there was the iconic Steven Gerrard's kiss, Fabio Aurelio curled a peach of a free-kick past Edwin van der Sar and even Andrea Dossena — yes, Dossena — got on the act, scoring probably his best ever career goal.


3. That Pepe Reina vs Alisson Becker celebration

Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United, October 2009 | Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United, January 2020

One legendary goalkeeper at the club, another legend to be. Reina and Alisson both famously sprinted the entire length of the pitch to celebrate the goals; capping off two wonderful Liverpool performances against United.


4. One of Gerrard's best ever goals

Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United, March 2001

It was one of Gerrard's earlier goals, and it slowly became a trademark of his over the next few years. The club legend's glorious strike against United will forever be remembered by the fans, as that campaign also saw Gerrard voted PFA Young Player of the Year.


5. The Philippe Coutinho chip

Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United, March 2016

It is not often both these sides meet in the Europa League; the Brazilian's memorable solo effort sent Liverpool into the last eight of the Europa League in 2016, as the Reds won 3-1 on aggregate. The clever near-post chip past David de Gea will be forever be remembered as one of the best goals scored against United.


6. Bye-bye, Jose Mourinho

Match: Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United, December 2018

It was the matched that ultimately ended Mourinho's tenure at the club, as Shaqiri's brace that night ensured that the stocky Swiss will forever be a cult hero amongst the Liverpool fans.

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