Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games against Liverpool, including five league matches (W3, D2).
It is the Merseysiders’ longest winless run at Old Trafford in the top flight since a 10-match streak between 1991 and 2000.
United’s only defeat in their last 10 league games against Liverpool was last season’s 3-1 loss at Anfield, a result which prompted manager Jose Mourinho’s dismissal two days later.
Four of the six most recent Premier League meetings have ended in draws (three of them 0-0) – only four of the previous 36 encounters finished level.
United are two short of becoming the first team to score 2,000 Premier League goals.
They have not scored more than once in any of their past 10 league and cup games – their worst such run since 2007.
The Reds have won just two of their last 13 league matches (D5, L6).
United have earned just 17 points from 16 top-flight matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed on a permanent basis.
If United fail to win they will have made their worst start to a league campaign since 1986-87, the season in which manager Ron Atkinson was eventually replaced by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Marcus Rashford averages a Premier League goal every 208 minutes against teams from the established top six, compared to one every 266 minutes versus other clubs.
An 18th consecutive league win would equal the top-flight record, set by Manchester City between August and December 2017.
The Reds could become just the fourth team to win their opening nine top-flight games, matching the Premier League record set by Chelsea in 2005.
The only team who failed to win the title after winning their first nine matches are Manchester United, who ended fourth in 1985-86 despite beginning with 10 straight wins.
Liverpool have won just two of their last 13 league matches away to the other sides in the established top six, though that includes their most recent such game against Chelsea last month.BBC