Six in March last year to a historic day for Kuyt. Imagine, this successful Dutch striker scored a hat trick to veteran goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar. Liverpool who was then appearing in the cage, was thundering Anfield Stadium welcomes the historic victory.
Now, in the 2011/2012 season, both teams will clash for the first time. The Reds will entertain United at Anfield in the Premier League continued on Saturday (10/15/2011) night. Of course, Liverpudlians-nickname-Liverpool fans want to repeat last season's impressive results.
However, many of the changes made by both teams in the transfer market last summer, it is difficult to predict the ultimate outcome. Liverpool now have a number of quality players like Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing are ready to pamper Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll and Kuyt who is at the forefront. Not to mention, the team captain Steven Gerrard is also ready to appear after recovering from injury.
In the stronghold of United manager Sir Alex Ferguson began to change his philosophy in building strength. If the first veteran Scottish coach is more trust in an experienced player, this time Fergie put expectations on the shoulders of young players. Danny Welbeck, Phill Jones, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and young goalkeeper David De Gea is believed to fill the post left by legendary goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.
Philosophy of 'reckless' Fergie is also carried sweet fruit, at least until well into 10 weeks early. In the seven games that have traveled, fleet 'Fergie Boys' successfully mastered the top standings with 19 points, or a superior goal difference over rivals Manchester City, who also collected the same points. Amazingly, the Red Devils also have not touched the defeat.
Meanwhile, Liverpool's performances this season is also quite good. Kenny Dalglish's squad for the championship while ranked fifth with 13 points, four wins, one draw and two defeats.
Well, if they can win against United at Anfield later, it is not impossible Liverpool will be back on the list of strong candidates winning the title this season. In addition to confidence, victory over United's also certain to be mengatrol position of the Kop in the standings board. As for United a victory would make them defend the throne.
Reflecting on the record of the meeting the two teams, United do have a record better than Liverpool. In 154 games have been played both, the Red Devils squad won 59 meetings, thin lead over the Reds, who won 52 clash. Despite losing in the affairs of a record, but Liverpool can boast little in the last three seasons because United was never able to bring home points from a trip to Anfield.
Head to head Liverpool vs Manchester United:
March 6, 2011 (EPL) Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United
January 9, 2011 (PFA) Manchester United 1-0 Liverpool
September 19, 2010 (EPL) Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool
March 21, 2010 (EPL) Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool
October 25, 2009 (EPL) Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
Liverpool's last five games:
October 1, 2011 (EPL) Everton 0-2 Liverpool
September 24, 2011 (EPL) Liverpool 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
September 22, 2011 (PLC) Brighton 1-2 Liverpool
September 18, 2011 (EPL) Tottenham 4-0 Liverpool
September 10, 2011 (EPL) Stoke City 1-0 Liverpool
Manchester United's last five games:
October 1, 2011 (EPL) Manchester United 2-0 Norwich City
September 28, 2011 (LC) Manchester United 3-3 Basel
September 24, 2011 (EPL) Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United
September 21, 2011 (PLC) Leeds 0-3 Manchester United
September 18, 2011 (EPL) Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea
Predicted line-ups Liverpool vs Manchester United:
Liverpool: José Reina, Martin Kelly, Jamie Carragher, Martin Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Lucas, Steven Gerrard, Stewart Downing, Dirk Kuyt, Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll.
Manchester United: David de Gea, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones, Patrice Evra, Antonio Valencia, Anderson, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Nani, Wayne Rooney, Chicharito.
Prediction score of the match Liverpool vs Manchester United by ZonaFootball: Liverpool possibility of playing a draw against Manchester United with a score ... Liverpool 2-3 Manchester United.