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Liverpool host Manchester United on Monday... Sportsmail looks back at some of the unlikely goalscorers in the derby over the years


  • Icons are born in games between Liverpool and Manchester United 
  • Diego Forlan and Andrea Dossena have both scored in the derby
  • Sportsmail has looked back at the tie's unlikeliest match winners
Those moments that settle these contests tend to go down as famous events in Premier League history.
However, games are not always won by the most likely of sources, with goals often coming from unexpected places. 
Matches in the North West derby are no different to any other encounter.
Ahead of Monday's contest, Sportsmail has looked back at the unlikeliest match winners in games between Liverpool and United. 

MATCH FACTS 

Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United (December 1, 2002)
Liverpool: Dudek, Carragher, Henchoz, Hyypia, Traore (Riise 78), Murphy, Gerrard, Hamann, Smicer (Diouf 70), Baros (Heskey 59), Owen.
Manchester United: Barthez, O'Shea, Brown, G. Neville, Silvestre, Solskjaer, Scholes, Fortune (P. Neville), Giggs, Forlan (Steward 90), Van Nistelrooy (May 90). 
Diego Forlan
A prolific goalscorer elsewhere, but Diego Forlan developed a reputation at Old Trafford for the rarity with which he struck home. 
His other claim to fame is winning a tie against Liverpool almost singlehandedly.
Forlan hit a brace over the space of five minutes in December 2002 to win the tie at Anfield.
United fans still enthusiastically sing Forlan's name to this day, almost entirely because of his display against their bitter rivals on that December day. It will get another airing on Monday.
Diego Forlan hit a brace over the space of five minutes at Anfield in December 2002
Diego Forlan hit a brace over the space of five minutes at Anfield in December 2002

MATCH FACTS 

Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool (September 20, 2004)
Manchester United: Carroll, Brown, Ferdinand, Silvestre, Heinze, Ronaldo, O'Shea, Keane, Giggs, Scholes (Smith 85), Van Nistelrooy.
Liverpool: Dudek, Josemi, Carragher, Hyypia, Riise, Finnan, Gerrard (Hamman 39), Alonso, Kewell, Luis Garcia, Cisse (Baros 67).
Mikael Silvestre
The focus in September 2004 was all on Rio Ferdinand, who returned to action after an eight-month ban in one of the most hot-blooded games possible.
However, it was another defender that shone - Mikael Silvestre, who scored two headed goals to give his backline partner a winning return. 
Having gone ahead, United were pegged back but Silvestre popped up again in the second-half to win the game.
Mikael Silvestre scored two headed goals to give Rio Ferdinand a winning return in 2004
Mikael Silvestre scored two headed goals to give Rio Ferdinand a winning return in 2004

MATCH FACTS 

Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United (September 13, 2008)
Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Skrtel, Carragher, Aurelio, Benayoun (Gerrard 68), Alonso, Mascherano (Hyypia 87), Riera (Babel 71), Kuyt, Keane.
Manchester United: Van der Sar, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Rooney, Scholes (Hargreaves 66), Carrick (Giggs 46), Anderson (Nani 78), Tevez, Berbatov. 
Ryan Babel
It may feel harsh to list a forward as an unlikely goalscorer, but Ryan Babel's spell at Anfield was far from a success. 
One of the best moments of his time on Merseyside came in the 76th minute of a match between United and Liverpool.
He was only introduced as a substitute five minutes prior. 
Dirk Kuyt crossed low into the area and Babel only needed one touch to fire into the back of the net and send the Kop into raptures.
Dutchman Ryan Babel celebrates his goal against Manchester United in September 2008
Dutchman Ryan Babel celebrates his goal against Manchester United in September 2008

MATCH FACTS 

Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool (March 14, 2009)
Manchester United: Van Der Sar, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Ronaldo, Carrick (Giggs 74), Anderson (Scholes 73), Park (Berbatov 74), Rooney, Tevez.
Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Hyypia, Aurelio, Mascherano, Lucas, Kuyt, Gerrard (El Zhar 90), Riera (Dossena 67), Torres (Babel 81). 
Andrea Dossena
2009 was a good year for Liverpool, as they came as close as they have to capturing the Premier League.
While they ultimately missed out, any season in which a side finishes second will include memorable moments. 
One of the highlights of the campaign was undoubtedly the 4-1 victory at Old Trafford that had all the hallmarks of champions, not least Andrea Dossena's impudent lob that rounded off a majestic performance from the Reds.
Andrea Dossena (right) is congratulated by Babel after his impudent lob in March 2009
Andrea Dossena (right) is congratulated by Babel after his impudent lob in March 2009

MATCH FACTS

Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool (March 21, 2010) 
Manchester United: Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Park Ji-Sung (Scholes 87), Carrick, Nani (Giggs 79), Fletcher, Valencia, Rooney.
Liverpool: Reina, G Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Insua, Gerrard, Maxi (Babel 76), Mascherano, Lucas (Benayoun 83), Torres, Kuyt (Aquilani 73). 
Park Ji-sung
While he was something of a cult hero at Old Trafford, Park Ji-sung was not much of a goalscorer. The South Korean bagged just 19 goals in his 134 appearances for United.
However, he tended to bag when it really mattered. 
March 2010 was another one of those occassions. He scored the winning goal by turning in Darren Fletcher's cross with a diving header.
South Korean cult hero Park Ji-sung scored a diving header against Liverpool in March 2010
South Korean cult hero Park Ji-sung scored a diving header against Liverpool in March 2010


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