Sir Alex Ferguson still does not believe there is any fixture in the Premier League calendar like Manchester United against Liverpool.
The north-west giants go head-to-head at Old Trafford on Sunday both eager for points as well as bragging rights after less than perfect starts to the season.
When he first came south from Aberdeen in 1986, Ferguson famously declared it was his intention to knock Liverpool off their perch.
Now, as he prepares to face a seventh Reds boss in old friend Roy Hodgson, Ferguson described what the meetings mean to him.
"I sound like a parrot but this is the fixture. There is no question about that," he said.
"It doesn't change. The form fluctuates quite a bit but we won the last game so hopefully that turns it back towards us again."