By Tim Bontemps and Mark Jones-Smith Liverpool are in for a tough day against Manchester United after Danny Welbeck scored a stunning late equaliser for Man UtD.
Read moreThe visitors have now won five of their last six Premier League games, scoring six goals in the process.
But after winning just one of their opening three games against Liverpool, Manchester United now lead the table.
The Blues will look to avoid a second defeat this season against a team who they have beaten just once this term, against Everton in the Capital One Cup last weekend.
The Reds were unbeaten in the league last term, winning seven and drawing just one, but Liverpool’s success at Anfield is the result of their attacking prowess and composure.
It is a contrast to the Premier League’s less aggressive sides, who have seen their league form suffer as their style has evolved.
Liverpool, who lost three straight away league matches against Everton, were well off the pace in the opening half-hour of this game.
However, it took the hosts a couple of minutes to get back into the game.
Welbeck’s free-kick from inside the area hit the far post and bounced off the post.
Liverpool’s midfield were in complete disarray after having been pushed into a corner, with Aaron Lennon missing a good chance and Steven Gerrard going off with an ankle injury.
The visitors were denied another opportunity in the 23rd minute, when Martin Skrtel was shown a straight red card for an alleged foul on David Silva.
But their chances did not last long as Liverpool held on for the victory.
Liverpool had their second goal in the first half when Jermain Defoe headed home from close range after substitute Luke Shaw was denied by a good block from Suarez.
Liverpool manager Roberto Martinez praised his players after the game, saying: “We’re not going to be in a situation where we get beaten by Manchester United.”
We have to be disciplined in the last minute of games, we have to get more results and we’ve got to get that confidence back.