Liverpool and Man Utd past meetings

Evra and Suarez in a past clash Photo: PA

Liverpool and Manchester United renew rivalries at Anfield on Sunday in the latest clash of English football's superpowers.

Just as United's 26 years without a league title from 1967 did not devalue the confrontations, so they have endured during Liverpool's present 23 season barren spell.

Here, Press Association Sport looks back at some of the more notable Premier League encounters.

Manchester United 2 Liverpool 2 - October 1, 1995.

Eric Cantona returned from his eight month ban for kung-fu kicking a spectator and made an immediate impact. His side trailing after Robbie Fowler's double had overturned an early Nicky Butt effort, Cantona kept his cool to convert a 71st-minute penalty and earn United a point.

Manchester United 1 Liverpool 0 - January 22, 2006.

A tense affair was heading into stoppage time when Rio Ferdinand headed a dramatic winner at the Stretford End. Gary Neville immediately headed towards the other end of the field to celebrate in front of the Liverpool fans. It cost him a £5,000 fine.

Manchester United 1 Liverpool 4 - March 14, 2009.

The day when Fernando Torres really did look like a £50million footballer. Torres ran Nemanja Vidic ragged as the visitors cut loose against their title rivals, scoring once and unsettling the Serb to such a degree he was eventually sent off. It was United's biggest home defeat since 1992.

Liverpool 1 Manchester United 1 - October 15, 2011.

A late Javier Hernandez goal earned United a share of the spoils after Steven Gerrard had put the hosts ahead. The controversy emerged afterwards, with Patrice Evra's claims of racism against Luis Suarez, the fall-out from which lasted months.

Manchester United 2 Liverpool 1 - February 11, 2012.

This time it erupted before kick-off as Suarez, returning after an eight-match ban for the original incident, refused to shake Evra's hand, sparking further controversy. Suarez also scored, but not before Wayne Rooney had got two.