There is something ­different about this ­Manchester United v Liverpool clash.

Something significant, ­something worrying for every United fan.

If I can borrow a phrase from Gary Neville, it feels a tiny bit like The Dog & Duck v… well, the Champions of Europe.

By that I mean simply that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team go into the game KNOWING they are an inferior side. He knows it, his players know it.

As a professional, you just know. You know when an ­opponent is quality and better than you. I’m not saying that means they’ll inevitably win. But you still know.

And here’s the thing.

When I was at Liverpool, we never felt inferior.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows Man Utd are inferior compared to rivals Liverpool

United won everything and we won very little, but, when we played them, we always felt we had a team as good as they were, could give as good as we got and beat them.

Now people can make their own assumptions on that – and I know they will. They’ll say if we were…

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