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Liverpool vs Manchester United, The Biggest Grudge in English Football

The fixture between Liverpool and Manchester United is one of the most significant sporting rivalries in football, sometimes referred to as the North West derby. Both clubs hail from the North West of England, they are also the two most successful teams in England, between them they have won 115 honours.

Both clubs claim the title of 'the Greatest English Football Club', each having won a total of 53 major trophies. Liverpool dominated English football during the 1970s and 1980s, claiming the league title eleven times and the European Cup on four occasions during that period, including winning a treble of the League, and the League and European cups in 1984. Manchester United however, have dominated the 1990s and 2000s, winning the league title eleven times, a European Continental Treble (European Cup, the Premiership and the FA Cup) in 1999, two domestic Doubles and The European Double of the Premier League and European Cup in 2008. Both clubs are also the two most successful English sides in European competition, with Liverpool having been European champions 5 times, and Manchester United 3 times. With Manchester United's victory in the Premier League season 2008-09, the two clubs are tied with 18 league titles in England. Despite Liverpool's success in England, they have never won the Premier League since its founding in 1992.

Last night match saw Liverpool's quest for a top-four finish suffered a blow following a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

A controversial penalty helped Wayne Rooney cancel out Fernando Torres's early opener before Ji-Sung Park headed a second-half winner. The result leaves Liverpool four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, who have a game in hand. The Reds, whose only change was Maxi Rodriguez in for Ryan Babel, had got off to a dream start on five minutes when Torres back-heeled to Gerrard, who in turn found Dirk Kuyt down the right.

Whatever it is, I am a very strong but calm Liverpool fan. Just don't forget that last year, Liverpool had won twice (there's only 2 matches between Liverpool and Manchester United in 2009) over Manchester United. First on March 14 at Old Trafford with Liverpool 4 and Manchester United 1 and on October 25th with 2 - 0, this time at Anfield.

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