Manchester United are just one point away from winning a record 19th title, making us the most successful club in English history.

Given that history is all Liverpool have to cling on to, being outdone by United will obviously be devastating for them.

Steven Gerrard, who has never won the league, has admitted that it hurts to lose their record to United. Nobody wants to be remembered as the captain when Liverpool allowed United to race out in front of them, after all.

“It hurts because we held the record for so long,” said Gerrard. “Give credit where it’s due, they’ve overtaken us for the time being. But we are on our way back up and we won’t give up the fight to overtake them again – don’t worry about that. That is the motivation. We can still boast about the European Cups, of course, but everyone here will be doing everything we can to get the league record back.”

Gerrard came dangerously close to claiming “this is our year” before remembering that’s the tune the scousers have been singing for the past 21 years.

Help get Paul Hardcastle’s 19 to number 1 this weekend. Only 79p on iTunes. Currently at 35 in the download charts.

Made in Manchester is available for just £5. It includes 30 articles from the country's best football writers about graduates from the Manchester United academy. Everyone who buys a copy enters a competition to win the new home shirt. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.
amazon smaller