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Beating Liverpool still fires up Ferguson

Published on Jan 14, 2013 9:57 AM
Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson (left), celebrates as his team beat Liverpool 2-1 in their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Jan 13, 2013. -- PHOTO : AP

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Alex Ferguson has said it will always be important to him for Manchester United to beat Liverpool, no matter where their north-west rivals stand in the Premier League.

Top-flight leaders United overcame a late Liverpool rally to claim a 2-1 win over the Merseysiders at Old Trafford on Sunday.

United ended the weekend still seven points clear at the top of the table after second-placed reigning champions Manchester City won 2-0 away to Arsenal later on Sunday.

This victory also saw United go a huge 24 points in front of Liverpool, who remained eighth.

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