How Liverpool vs Manchester United went from Roy Keane vs Steven Gerrard to the ‘friendliest derby’ within the UK

Liverpool vs Manchester United is recognised as the most important fixture in English soccer, but additionally probably the most pleasant.

Count on sparks to fly within the conflict at Anfield on Sunday, however inside purpose, as stats present that current clashes between the 2 rivals have truly been fairly disciplined.

United vs Liverpool was very tasty certainly
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However immediately’s stars have made it extra tame
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Analysis by Betting Professional reveals that over the previous 20 video games the fixture has additionally seen the least yellow playing cards, with a mean of three.75 per sport.

That is lower than the Merseyside, Manchester, north London, Tyne-Put on and Glasgow derbies.

It’s degree with the Merseyside and Manchester derbies when it comes to purple playing cards, nevertheless, there have been extra fouls within the final 20 Liverpool vs Manchester United video games than Everton vs Liverpool and Man United vs Manchester Metropolis clashes as the info beneath reveals.

Wanting into the extra detailed stats, Liverpool vs Manchester United has the bottom yellow card common however an equal purple card common to the Merseyside and Manchester derbies.

It additionally has the bottom playing cards per sport common, nevertheless, it has a touch greater fouls per sport common than the Merseyside and Manchester derbies.

A spokesperson for Betting Professional stated: “Liverpool vs Manchester United has at all times been one of many largest and fiercest rivalries in Premier League historical past.

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“Nevertheless, now based on our knowledge, it appears the fixture is much more tame with much less playing cards being proven all through the 2010s – even compared to different large derbies throughout the nation.

“Now there may be extra on the road in Sunday’s prime of the desk conflict, we might even see the sport come to life as soon as once more with each groups doing all they’ll to choose up three factors.”

The stakes had been made even greater going into conflict with Man United changing Liverpool on the prime of the Premier League after getting the higher of Burnley on Tuesday.

Jurgen Klopp’s facet can regain their place on the summit with a win towards the Purple Devils, who haven’t misplaced away from house within the league because the similar fixture final season in January 2020.

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