The players take the knee ahead of kick-off in a show of anti-racist solidarity.
Paul Tierney is today's referee and it will be difficult to earn a more important shift in his career. Jurgen Klopp has already ramped up pressure on Tierney, deliberately or otherwise, by publicly referring to the many penalties which Manchester United have been awarded in recent times. It is certainly not unheard of in this fixture for managers on either side to aim for a psychological edge over their opponents with such comments.
Manchester United: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba, Martial. Subs: Bailly, Cavani, Mata, Greenwood, Henderson, Matic, van de Beek, Tuanzebe, Telles.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Fabinho, Robertson, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Salah, Mane, Firmino. Subs: Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Origi, N. Williams, Phillips, Kelleher, R. Williams.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Premier League clash between Manchester United and Liverpool at Anfield. This match will decide who finishes the weekend in top spot and may well have significance in the title race beyond the immediate future.
Off we go with Manchester United kicking off at Anfield.
Robertson finds himself in a good position on Liverpool's left, but he puts the ball into the side-netting. It's not quite clear what he intended there.
It's been a relatively cagey start with no clear chances as these teams size each other up.
Henderson has played a couple of long balls in search of Salah and Mane on the counter for Liverpool. That might well be an avenue Liverpool have explored as one which might unlock the Manchester United defence.
Liverpool try once again to unpick the defence. Firmino's shot comes off a body and it comes out to Robertson, who fires off target.
Firmino has another go at goal from the edge of the box after being teed up by Mane, but he fires off target with his weaker foot.
Manchester United look to counter with Fred playing a key role in the build-up, but the final ball in from the left just can't pick out Rashford in the danger area.
Liverpool continue to do most of the attacking. Shaqiri's long-range shot is deflected behind for a corner.
Mane gets on the end of a long ball and tees up Firmino, whose shot is blocked by Lindelof. It falls for Salah, who fires off target on the volley.
Good pressure from Liverpool sees Maguire robbed of possession. Wijnaldum's shot from just outside the area is blocked, but Shaqiri gets a chance, firing off target from long range.
Shaw cuts back for Fernandes, but his pass towards the byline is intercepted by Fabinho.
Fabinho puts in a hefty challenge on Fernandes and United have a free-kick in the middle of the park.
The free-kick finds Maguire, but he's offside and so Liverpool get a free-kick of their own.
Shaw is brought down within shooting range and Shaqiri picks up the first yellow card of the match for a professional foul.
Fernandes takes the free-kick and goes for the top corner, but it only just curls off target. Liverpool go on the counter via Salah. The shot at the end of that is caught by de Gea.
Mane picks out Wijnaldum in the box. The Dutch international looks to play the return ball, but that's intercepted.
Pogba plays the long ball, looking for Rashford. Alisson comes out and gets there first. Liverpool have the free-kick for offside in any case.
Rashford is played in behind by Wan-Bissaka and looks to square the ball. Nobody is there to tap in and the flag goes up for offside again in any case.
Manchester United have had the better of the last 20 minutes or so. That said, neither side has had any real clear-cut chances yet.
HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED. The half started with Liverpool causing problems at the back for Manchester United, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men found their footing as it progressed. All square at the break, as we started.
We are into only one minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half at Anfield.
Liverpool get the second half underway at Anfield.
Martial looks to square from United's left, but the ball is cut out and Liverpool look to counter.
United get bodies behind the ball, but Liverpool stay patient as they probe for a gap in the defence.
Fernandes looks to wriggle free inside Liverpool's box, but Alexander-Arnold anticipates his movement and pinches possession back for Liverpool.
Martial receives the ball on United's left and slips in Fernandes, who goes for goal, but that's blocked by Fabinho and goes behind for a corner.
Liverpool look for Salah on the counter, but he can't quite break free of the defence and de Gea gathers the ball.
Alexander-Arnold goes for goal from the edge of the box, but that's a comfortable save for de Gea.
Alexander-Arnold switches the play for Robertson, allowing him to whip in a dangerous cross for Firmino. Maguire just puts the Brazil international off enough to cause him to miss the target at the far post. Manchester United can breathe a sigh of relief!
Liverpool are bossing possession, but they're struggling to penetrate a resilient Manchester United defensive unit.
On comes Cavani for Manchester United in place of Martial. The Uruguayan star is in superb form and Liverpool's weakened defence ought to be on high alert.
Firmino picks out Salah in the box. He goes for goal, but that's deflected behind for a corner off Maguire.
McTominay deals with the delivery from Shaqiri, putting it behind for another corner. Alexander-Arnold's corner is also dealt with by the Manchester United midfielder.
Fernandes goes for goal from long range, but his shot goes straight down the throat of Alisson.
Rashford's ball for Fernandes forces Alisson to come out and intercept. He doesn't properly clear and the ball goes out to Cavani, who wins a foul off Fabinho, who is yellow-carded
Rashford goes for goal from the ensuing free-kick, but hits it straight into the wall.
Manchester United are gaining a little more momentum as the half wears on, but there's been a shortage of clear chances in this match.
Fernandes picks out Pogba from a corner, but his header is caught by Alisson. Liverpool counter, but Lindelof cuts out Mane's pass to Firmino.
Great work from United as they attack down the left with Rashford playing Shaw into space. He cuts back for Fernandes, who forces a fine point-blank save from Alisson!
On comes Jones for Liverpool in place of Shaqiri.
Thiago goes for goal from long range, but de Gea does well to get behind it and push it away.
Thiago shoots again from just outside the box, but that's miscued and goes well wide of goal.
Alexander-Arnold puts a dangerous ball into the area, but Lindelof clears. Rashford looks to hit Liverpool on the counter, but he is marshalled away from goal.
CHANCE! Wan-Bissaka tees up Pogba, who forces a save from Alisson at the near post with a stinging shot!
Origi comes on for Liverpool in place of Firmino. He has been a supersub for them before and now would be the perfect time to play that role again.
Milner comes on for Wijnaldum in Liverpool colours. Fernandes is replaced by Greenwood for Manchester United. Fernandes doesn't look happy to be substituted, perhaps largely because McTominay is receiving treatment.
Into three minutes of stoppage time we go at the end of a match which could still go either way.
FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED. Liverpool were, for the most part, the more enterprising of the two sides, but Manchester United were solid and did what they needed to do to stay top of the Premier League.
Rashford picks up a late yellow card for a professional foul on Jones.