The biggest game in England

Manchester United host Liverpool on Saturday as they look to leapfrog neighbours City at the top of the Barclays Premier League, if only temporarily.

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Steve McMahon

By Steve McMahon

All eyes will be on Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez as the pair are set to face each other for the first time since Suarez was banned for eight games for racially abusing the Manchester United defender.

Suarez returned as a substitute in the Reds' draw against Tottenham and he is guaranteed an even more hostile reception than that directed at Evra during the FA Cup tie between the sides a fortnight ago at Anfield. It was Liverpool which came out on top in that last encounter by beating the Red Devils 2-1 at Anfield with a late winner courtesy of Dirk Kuyt.

Meanwhile, two former England team-mates are set to meet in midfield on Saturday. Scholes stunned football when he announced his comeback at the turn of the year and his return coincided with three successive victories. He has great presence in the United midfield and displays customary control and accuracy. Gerrard continues to be a mainstay of the team with his drive, power and inter-play with Suarez capable of unlocking any defence. Gerrard is vital if Liverpool are to provide good service for Andy Carroll.

As for United, Sir Alex Ferguson will be banking on a Wayne Rooney to get his team the goals when they play Liverpool at Old Trafford. Rooney started this season on fire and while he has not maintained such a scoring record, he has already got 22 goals for the season. The striker got two in United's stunning comeback against Chelsea and as ever, the Reds will need to be on full alert for his strength, power and pace.

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