Poll: Who scored the best Man United v Liverpool goal ever?


This weekend sees the return of not only the Premier League but also one of the top flight’s biggest rivalries as Manchester United take on Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney has promised to take the confidence gained from breaking the England scoring record during the international break onto the pitch and put United’s bitter enemies to the sword.

On the other side, Christian Benteke will be looking to justify his £32m price tag and become a Liverpool hero by firing his side to victory.

While both men appear most likely to score for their respective sides, however, they have some tough acts to follow when it comes to goals from yesteryear.

Take a look at our shortlist of the best goals from this fixture over the years and have your say in the poll below.

Robbie Fowler – October 1995

It takes a brave man to attempt to beat Peter Schmeichel at his near post, especially from an acute angle, but Reds legend Fowler reaped the rewards for taking the Dane on with this scorcher…

Eric Cantona – May 1996

With the game deadlocked at 0-0 the ’96 FA Cup final appeared to be heading for extra time before the French magician popped up with this beauty in the 85th minute…

Patrick Berger – March 2000

Berger may have only scored 35 goals in a seven-year Anfield career but when he did score you tended to remember the effort. Such was the case with this piledriver of a free-kick against the Red Devils …

Steven Gerrard – March 2001

Stevie G was well known for his long-range efforts, with 30 yard screamers something of a trademark for the Kop favourite. Few were hit sweeter than this striker though, with Fabian Barthez left flapping at the wind…

Dimitar Berbatov – September 2010

The Bulgarian wrote his name into United folklore with an excellent hat-trick against the Reds five years ago but the pick of the trio was this sublime overhead kick…

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.