An unbeaten season to match Arsenal’s in 2003-04 and a 100-point season to match Manchester City's in 2017-18 are both within reach for Liverpool.
Barcelona was held to a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad on Saturday, giving Madrid a chance to go into the midweek match at Camp Nou Stadium with a two-point lead if it beats Valencia on Sunday.
United played with a heart and drive that has often been missing over the past couple of seasons in its win in the Manchester derby.
Arsenal started life after Unai Emery with a 2-2 draw at Norwich in the Premier League on Sunday that extended the team’s winless run to eight games in all competitions.
It’s not just personnel that makes the Arsenal job so difficult. The club itself is problematic, making it difficult to meet such high expectations.
Flamengo beat River Plate to win the Copa Libertadores on Saturday
City secures a vital victory that keeps it within reach of Liverpool in the English Premier League standings.