Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged his Manchester United side to keep looking down on bitter rivals Liverpool for years to come.
Second-placed United host their fiercest rivals at Old Trafford tomorrow, holding a 13-point advantage over Jurgen Klopp's side, down in sixth spot.
Champions Liverpool have endured a dismal defence of their league title, while United continue to make season-on-season progress under Solskjaer.
The turnaround is remarkable, given United finished last season 33 points adrift of Liverpool, as the Anfield club ended their 30-year wait for the title.
Solskjaer wants United to develop the consistency that enabled Liverpool to become champions again and to push leaders Manchester City as far as they can for the rest of this season.
Asked if United should be ahead of Liverpool on a regular basis, Solskjaer said: "Of course. We know what they've done the last three or four seasons.
"They've been top of the league, they've won the Champions League and they've had some amazing seasons.
"That's the challenge for us, to have that consistency now that we've moved up the table and that we also challenge Manchester City."
United can further dent Liverpool's hopes of securing a top-four spot and Champions League football next season with a win at Old Trafford.
But Solskjaer said he could not care if Klopp's side managed to sneak into the Champions League next season or not.
"We don't go out there thinking about that,” said Solskjaer. “We're just thinking about winning ourselves.
"Whatever that does to Liverpool cannot be of our concern. Throughout the season you have games you look forward to.
"This Liverpool game at home is one of the biggest games of the season.
“It doesn't matter if we're first or second or third or fourth. No matter what, this is a massive, massive game."
Edinson Cavani is set to lead United's attack tomorrow, after the 34-year-old striker's masterclass in Thursday's 6-2 Europa League semi-final win over Roma.
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Cavani scored twice, provided two assists and won a penalty in the rout, but has yet to score in front of United fans, with all games he has played in behind closed doors.
The Uruguayan, who is out of contract this summer and yet to sign a new deal, has scored 12 goals for United, with team-mate Victor Lindelof hailing his impact.
“Edi was absolutely brilliant,” said Lindelof. “He showed what kind of player he is.
“His experience as well -he was absolutely top in the way he managed the game, controlled the ball and obviously scored goals as well.
“I think he would have enjoyed scoring goals in front of our fans and I think everyone is missing them. Hopefully, we can get them back because a night like this deserves fans.”
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