Ahead of his dramatic return, Dalglish wrote in his column for the Mail on Sunday: "We don’t know the toll that recent games against Wolves, Bolton and Blackburn have had on certain players but I hope Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres will be fit and raring to go. It’s the sort of fixture big players thrive on.
"Torres, in particular, would relish the chance today.
"It is strange how certain opponents bring out the best in players. They look down the teamsheet and think they can cause damage, while that opponent will be dreading a reunion. It’s the case with Torres and Nemanja Vidic.
"The Serbia defender has had nightmares against Liverpool. He has been sent off three times, while Torres has plenty of happy memories of Old Trafford, particularly that 4-1 win, which was not that long ago.
"It really is true that knowing what you’ve done against a certain player or team in the past can breed confidence and that will apply to Torres and United."