Manchester United may not be having a great season but they can at least hold onto the fact they’re the only Premier League side to stop Liverpool so far.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side held the European and world champions to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in October and were only five minutes away from beating them.
It’s the only time Liverpool have failed to win in their 21 league games so far.
Therefore, the league leaders will be more desperate than usual to beat their arch-rivals this weekend at Anfield.
A win on Sunday would move Jurgen Klopp’s side a step closer to Premier League glory.
And the fans can’t wait.
So much so that they’re planning one of their infamous ‘coach greetings.’
A Liverpool Instagram account has put out a message calling all fans to meet at the King Harry Pub and line the streets.
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Share this around reds!🔴 — We all know how much this game means to us!🔴United will want to stop us more than ever as we continue our unbelievable season and our hunt for the title. Get down there early to welcome the boys in and make it as hostile as we can for them united players. Villarreal, Man City, Barcelona, Dortmund, they’ve all crumbled when we’ve created this kind of atmosphere. Let’s do it to united and continue to help this team make history! Tag a mate who you want to go with!🔴🔴🔴 (Lets make this hostile, NOT VIOLENT) #LFC #YNWA
The message says: “We are going for our first title in 30 years. Man Utd will want to stop us more than anyone else so we need to set the tone for the day and let them know we mean business. We all know how much these bus welcomes help. Bring pints, pyros and flags and let’s show our arch rivals what this means!”
In another post, they looked at Liverpool’s record when welcoming the coach.
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Liverpool when we welcome the coach: — Dortmund (April 2016) – 4-3✅ Villarreal (May 2016) – 3-0✅ Man City (April 2018) – 3-0✅ Roma (April 2018) – 5-2✅ Chelsea (April 2019) – 2-0✅ Barcelona (May 2019) – 4-0✅ Wolves (May 2019) – 2-0✅ Man City (Nov (2019) – 3-1✅ — This is just unbelievable🤯You can say this is a coincidence, but that’s 8 unbelievable performances and the thing they all have in common is the atmosphere we created. – This is what we need to do to United. Because we just don’t want to beat them, we want to humiliate them. Get yourselves down early, and let’s show the lads what this means!🔴🔴🔴#LFC #YNWA
They’ve beaten Borussia Dortmund, Villarreal, Manchester City, Roma, Chelsea, Barcelona, Wolves and Manchester City again when they’ve lined the streets before the match.
However, the fans took things too far back in April 2018 ahead of their Champions League clash with City. Bottles were thrown and the City bus was damaged, needing to be replaced for their journey home.
It certainly rattled Pep Guardiola and his side, who found themselves 3-0 down inside the first-half.
Liverpool fans will be hoping their welcome has a similar effect on this United side.