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Premier League: Manchester United And Liverpool Battle Reignite Rivalry For Supremacy

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| March 10 , 2018 , 11:09 IST

Manchester United and Liverpool face each other in another battle of two colossal giants struggling to power. The second and third-placed teams take each other on Saturday in a match which has historic significance.

Jurgen Klopp's team, in third, are just two points behind Jose Mourinho's side but 18 adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City, meaning the title is out of the question barring a calamity for City.

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"It's the biggest game I can imagine," said Klopp. "I'm looking forward to it. We need to be at 100 percent if not even a few more (percent)."

Liverpool’s talisman Mohammad Salah has been a revelation this season, scoring 24 goals in 26 games he has played. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino too have chipped in from time to time.

While Klopp's Liverpool side has been in a scintillating form this lately, United aren’t far off. Their recent spirited performances against Chelsea and Crystal Palace; both a win after being behind are a testimony of a character the team possesses. With the influx of talent of the likes of Alexis Sanchez, the team always has the edge to up the ante when required.

However, Manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that the team hasn’t been able to extract the Chilean’s full potential.

Belgian Striker Romelu Lukaku has also reinvigorated himself in the latter part of the season and is scoring goals freely for the team. Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Spanish keeper David de Gea have been the backbone for United this season.

But when the most successful clubs in English history meet, the form book goes out of the window. It turns into a grudge match where both teams don’t want to lose to the other team.

Arsenal after finally winning a game after a four-match losing streak take on mid-table Watford. Manchester City travel to relegation bound Stoke City while Chelsea host Crystal Palace.