Harry Redknapp predicts 'a great game between two even teams' when Liverpool travel to the Lane on Sunday.
The Reds made an impressive start to the Premier League campaign before being stopped in their tracks at Stoke last weekend.
Conversely, we endured a tough start against United and City before clicking into gear with our first win at Wolves.
Both ourselves and the Reds are targeting a place in the top four this season, making these head-to-heads all the more important.
"It's a big game and a great match to look forward to," said Harry.
"It will be a test and we certainly don't want to lose two homes games (in a row) either.
"Liverpool started well and Stoke was their first defeat. That didn't surprise me because every game is so difficult now. Getting the wins is hard but they will be bang in there at the end of the year, for sure.
"They've also got the likes of Gerrard and Johnson coming back, big players for them. It will be a real plus for them when Gerrard's back.
"I see Liverpool, Arsenal and ourselves all scrapping it out to try and make it into the Champions League again.
"It's going to be tough but we have got good players, a good squad and we will be right there again."