If you live in Europe or anywhere east of there, good afternoon! If you live in North or South America, good holy crap it is way too early to you as well! Liverpool takes on Manchester United in the Northwest Derby starting at 12:45 pm local time, 7:45 am ET, and both teams have their lineups out. Steven Gerrard returns for Liverpool, replacing Andy Carroll as Kenny Dalglish switches up his formation a bit. Alex Ferguson has decided not to include Wayne Rooney or Nemanja Vidic in his starting XI because he is weird. He also appears to have moved Phil Jones into midfield.
Liverpool lineup (4-2-3-1): Reina; Enrique, Skrtel, Carragher, Kelly; Lucas, Adam; Downing, Gerrard, Kuyt; Suarez
Manchester United lineup (4-3-3): De Gea; Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Smalling; Jones, Fletcher, Giggs; Park, Welbeck, Young
If you're in the UK or Ireland, you can catch this match on Sky. If you're in the USA, you will be treated to the stylings of Ian Darke on ESPN2. In Canada, the game is on TSN2.
For more on the two teams involved, check out Liverpool blog Anfield Asylum and Manchester United blog The Busby Babe. We'll have live coverage of the Northwest Derby and all of the weekend's action in the Premiership in our English Premier League Week 8 StoryStream. For more on the entire world of football, head over to SB Nation Soccer.