The Red Devils could go six points clear atop the table as they prepare to face the titleholders who also happen to be their arch-rivals.
Paul Pogba insists the only way Manchester United can match the level of Liverpool is by winning the Premier League title.
Man United are unbeaten in their last 11 league outings and are leading the title race with 36 points from 18 games, sitting three points above second-placed Liverpool.
That three-point gap could be extended to six when the league leaders pay the reigning champions a visit on Sunday.
Ever since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013, this is the first time the Red Devils are at the top of the table at this stage of the campaign.
Many believe Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side can go all the way through this time if they pass the tough title credentials test at Anfield, and Pogba is one of them.
“We have improved a lot, we keep improving but we still have a very young team,” the Frenchman told Sky Sports.
“Obviously we cannot say now we are at the same level as them because they won the Premier League and keep winning so the day we win – that is when we say we are at the same level.
“If you want to be the best you have to beat the best. We want to beat the Premier League winners.
“I think we can win it if we keep our focus but there’s a lot of teams that can win it – we are not there yet, we are still very far.”