Though Manchester United won’t enjoy a repeat as Barclays Premier League champions this season, the English giants are still in play for a top 4 finish in the twenty-team league. Solidifying their place in the first four is significant heading into the 2014-2015 campaign because each team qualifying will automatically earn a spot in the UEFA Champions League field, a tournament that numerous clubs around the world hold as a sacred event. Currently sixth in the BPL with 48 points through 28 matches, the Red Devils hope to take another step toward the first four as they get set to host second place Liverpool.

First-year boss David Moyes has been through a tough opening season at Old Trafford but despite his clubs struggles in the English league and UCL – with United trailing Olympiakos 2-0 heading into the second and final Round of 16 meeting with their Greek opponents – the former Everton boss remains hopeful that his club will be able to enough in order to finish in one of the aforementioned positions. Stating this week that Brendan Rogers’ Liverpool side will surely be the favorites heading into the weekend clash, the 50-year-old manager also notes that Man U is still capable of winning matches due to the constant presence of scorers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

“I’ve always said we’ve got two outstanding players in Wayne and Robin and I think both of them have capabilities of winning games,” Moyes said of the duo. “They’re both international players – one for Holland, one for England – and I think they’re major players and I can’t think of any team that wouldn’t want them. I’m delighted their on my team. Winning Sunday would be a big boost since everyone knows the importance of the Manchester United-Liverpool rivalry and I think it’s a game that still holds great history over the years and I think it’s the biggest club game in the Premier League, even though Liverpool possibly enter as the favorites.”

While Moyes and company continue to prepare for the highly anticipated match, one player they’ll certainly key on is Liverpool’s lethal striker Luis Suarez. Notching 24 goals in 23 matches this season for the Reds, the Uruguay National team star is having a record-setting campaign. Currently averaging one goal for every game, the 27-year-old is in position to close out the year with the highest goal-per-game ratio in the history of the Premier League. As of now, former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo – who presently sports a Real Madrid kit – holds the record with a ratio of 0.91. Through 24 contests played, Suarez stands at 1.04 goals per game and the all-time mark is well within reach.

Manchester United vs. Liverpool: DATE, TIME & VIEWING INFO

DATE: Sunday, March 16

TIME: 9:30am, ET

TV COVERAGE: NBC Sports Network / Telemundo