They so football goes in cycles and this couldn’t be more true of both Manchester United and Liverpool and their recent fate.
This time last year, despite Liverpool narrowly missing out on the title, Reds fans still took a moment to laugh at Manchester United after their pitiful attempt of a season under the ill-fated reign of David Moyes.
Fast forward to 2015 however and it is United who find themselves back in the Champions League spots under Louis van Gaal while a section of Reds fans seem to have lost their belief in Rodgers who is looking to get them back on side, having acted fast to bring in James Milner, Danny Ings and Adam Bogdan so far this summer.
Despite their differing fate in 2014/15, the tabloids are still linking a whole host of players with both sides from either ends of the East Lancs Road this summer and it isn’t always the case that the higher placed team always lands the talent.
We have seen in the past with the likes of Tottenham that they were able to sign up the likes of Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen despite interest from Arsenal and Liverpool will be hoping they can trump their old foes to a few bigger names this time around in a similar fashion.
Here, we have identified five transfer targets who both Manchester United and Liverpool might be fighting over as the summer transfer window drags on.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 players Manchester United and Liverpool will fight over this summer.