On March 3, the Merseyside derby finished 0-0. It had a dual significance: The blow to Liverpool's title hopes proved fatal as Manchester City won their last 14 matches. And, 71/2 months later, it remains the last time Liverpool dropped points.
They go to Old Trafford, scene of another stalemate last season, with 17 consecutive Premier League wins. Another win would defeat historic rivals, further the sense of crisis at Manchester United and equal two Premier League records: Chelsea's opening nine victories - the best start - in 2005-06 and City's overall best of 18 straight wins.