The 38-year old midfielder insists he loves playing against the Anfield outfit and suggests the rivalry between the two clubs is much bigger than the newfound title competitiveness between United and neighbours Manchester City.
"Liverpool historically are our biggest rivals, they're always the biggest games and the best atmospheres. But I'm sure City will run them close.
"I think it was the top one [fixture] for quite some while. Liverpool probably haven't done as well as they'd have liked over the last few years and they'd probably admit that. But it's definitely still right up there – it'll always be right up there."