On 19 April 1997, Sir Alex team traveled to Liverpool and a victory would give United the title on Merseyside before four weeks from the end. United were on top with 66 points with a game in hand while Liverpool had 64 points from 34 games. So for Liverpool it was a must-win game to keep their hope alive. Man United started with Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Johnsen, Pallister, Phill Neville, Beckham, Scholes, Keane, Butt, Cole and The King Eric Cantona.
Liverpool does not look ready to win its first title since 1990, even their American owner John Henry is targeting a Champions League qualifying place at best. Tottenham appear to have gone slightly backwards and cannot be seriously regarded as Premier League winners while Arsenal are having all sorts of problems off the field. That leaves Chelsea under a new manager who can only be described as an inexperienced, unknown quantity and of course the big spending noisy neighbors as the major threats to Manchester United.
Not content with knocking Liverpool off their perch, a small group of United fans braved the atmosphere of Anfield to rub their rivals’ noses in it a little bit more and unveil an antagonising banner inside the ground before the game against Tottenham.