Carrick - Result Could Be Critical

Last updated : 14 December 2007 By Sam
"As players, Liverpool is always a special game for us, especially at Anfield," Carrick told The Sun Newspaper.

"The difference this year is that Liverpool are going for the title too, which makes it even bigger.

"There's no doubt you can feel the intensity surrounding this fixture. You can feel it around the town. It just seems to get bigger and bigger every time.

"There is so much history between the two clubs. It is not only down to being neighbours geographically, but the success both clubs have had down the years and the success they still want.

"With Chelsea and Arsenal playing each other as well, Sunday is going to be a huge day. Taking points off your rivals is going to be key, particularly away from home."