If Liverpool lose to Man Utd Saturday their owners have promised that they will unite with their Scouse neighbours, Everton, and form a club called Liverton FC.
They hope that this unification will produce a club capable of competing with their Manchester rivals for trophies in the future, because alone they have no chance. But if they do stuff United on Saturday then hope is eternal; until they have to play at Old Trafford.
Liverpool players, fans and tea ladies are so wound up about Saturday's pivotal game against the reigning Champions they have even bought in a brass band to accompany their fans singing that ancient Gerry & The Pacemakers fav, "you'll never walk alone." Only ever sung in Liverpool by the way, everywhere else it's banned because it has racist inclinations.
If the Scousers lose they will "never ever be alone" again. Everton would love the chance to unite with their derby rivals because they're broke and second rate.
It could be a historical game at Anfield on Saturday and the footy world awaits with baited breath the result after ninety minutes because it could spell the end for Liverpool FC as we know it.
Man Utd fans can't wait and are pretty sure that Liverpool will not win so they are preparing a special rendition of that Vera Lynn classic, "We'll never meet again you Scouse Bastards!"