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 Man Utd and Liverpool hoping to boost top four chances

Manchester United face Liverpool on Saturday, 10 March, with both sides bidding to maintain their challenge for a top four spot in the Premier League.

With Manchester City looking nailed on to claim this season's title, the two sides are battling with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea to secure a Champions League place.

United and Liverpool are long odds on to finish in the top four, but check out these online casino betting offers for the chance to boost you bankroll before wagering on the outcome.

Despite there being just 30 miles separating the two cities, there is little love lost between both sets of supporters.

The construction of the Manchester Ship Canal in the 19th century - to bypass Liverpool's financial control over imports and exports - initially sparked the friction.

However, football saw the rivalry take on a whole new meaning as both sides enjoyed lengthy periods of dominance.

In the 1960s Liverpool came to the fore under Bill Shankly to challenge the elite and they overcame United in the 1964 title race.

United were still rebuilding following the Munich Air Crash in 1958 and their European Cup triumph in 1968 re-established their supremacy.

By the 1970s Shankly's dream of a dominant Liverpool was fulfilled, as his successor Bob Paisley led the Reds to success both domestically and in Europe.

They won 12 league titles between 1973 and 1990, while big-spending United lagged behind.

Alex Ferguson's arrival as manager at Old Trafford in 1986 would change the landscape in English football, with the club going on to dominate the first two decades of the Premier League era.

Ferguson delivered `The Treble' in 1999, with their stunning comeback against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final crowning a magnificent season.

Liverpool went on to win the Champions League in 2005, but the title continued to elude the club and United took advantage by increasing their tally to 20, overtaking the Reds in the process.

Both sides are now looking to restore their former glories after a few trophy-less seasons.

Jose Mourinho led United to the Europa League and EFL Cup double last season, but the United boss is desperate to make his mark at Old Trafford by winning the Premier League or Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp has taken longer to get Liverpool moving upwards, but there have been signs this season that the former Borussia Dortmund manager is getting to grips with life in England.

United are priced at 8/5 to win the game, with Liverpool on offer at 2/1. The draw is available at 5/2 and a point apiece would probably suit both clubs.

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