Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is under no doubt how important Sunday’s clash at Liverpool is.
Sunday’s eagerly anticipated Anfield tie is between England’s two most successful sides – with United having won a record 20 English top-flight titles to Liverpool’s 19.
United are top of the table, three points above Liverpool in second.
“You don’t want your rivals at the same level as you,” Fernandes said.
The Portuguese midfielder added: “For the fans, the next day, going to talk to their friends who may be Liverpool fans it’ll be much better if they’ve been the winner rather than the loser.
“And it would be a lot more fun with 21 titles and Liverpool still on 19.”