Premier League Download: Manchester United-Liverpool rivalry

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With these two teams squaring off in just seven days time, Premier League Download puts together a bit of a pump-up video for all to get excited.

It’s a matchup that needs no introduction, no injected build-up, and no scene-setting.

It will be, however, Louis van Gaal’s first foray into the magisterial rivalry, and with both clubs aiming for a Champions League place next year, the points will be critical. The two matched up in August preseason play in the United States, but van Gaal has yet to taste this matchup in Premier League play.

He will get his first chance to soak in this special atmosphere at 11:30pm ET Monday, Dec. 8, on NBCSN. The match itself will come next weekend, on Sunday, Dec. 14.

Things have gotten especially dire for Liverpool, who sit in ninth position and will also have an important Champions League match midweek in Switzerland to save their position in the competition, which could affect their teamsheet at Old Trafford the following weekend.