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.
Liverpool man’s first game in charge was at OT in the 2011 FA Cup allowed the press to enjoy a field day. Ryan Giggs’ early penalty proved decisive but the boot was on the other foot a year later when Dirk Kuyt’s effort dumped United out of the competition. Wayne Rooney then scored both goals in a 2-1 triumph to ensure Dalglish didn't enjoy a superior head-to-head record second time around.
Rodgers - Sir Alex 100% so far
Brendan Rodgers’ introduction to one of the most famous rivalries in football was typically tempestuous. Although the two managers conducted an interview side-by-side beforehand and there were poignant scenes marking the memory of those who lost their lives at Hillsborough, the match itself was controversial. Jonjo Shelvey was sent off and gestured towards Sir Alex on the touchline but Liverpool still drew first blood through Steven Gerrard. Thankfully, Robin van Persie’s penalty won it after Rafael’s superb equaliser set up the chance of a first league double against the Merseysiders since 2007/2008.