Kenny Dalglish (May 85-Feb 91)
Graeme Souness (Apr 91-Jan 94)
Roy Evans (Jan 94-Jul 98)
Houllier / Evans (Jul-Nov 98)
Gerard Houllier (Nov 98-May 04)
Phil Thompson** (Oct 01-Feb 02)
Rafael Benitez (Jun 04-Jun 10)
Roy Hodgson (Jul 10-Jan 11)
Kenny Dalglish (Jan 11-May 12)
Brendan Rodgers (Jun 12-)
*Does not include Charity Shield games.
**Thompson was caretaker during Houllier's absence through ill health.
Here we look at the United manager's record against his opposite numbers from Anfield, home and away:
Kenny Dalglish (I) - Sir Alex won 36%
The manager’s first Anfield adversary was fellow Scot Dalglish and the two displayed plenty of passion in the encounters between the famous foes. A 1-0 victory on Merseyside not long after the United boss replaced Ron Atkinson, courtesy of Norman Whiteside’s Boxing Day winner, set up an unbeaten run against Liverpool until September 1988, when the then champions came out on top at the fifth time of asking. A 4-0 defeat two years later, when Peter Beardsley bagged a hat-trick, was swiftly avenged by knocking Dalglish’s outfit out of the League Cup in a stirring affair at OT.
Graeme Souness - Sir Alex won 20%
The boss came up against another fellow countryman in