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Jurgen Klopp will look to inspire his Liverpool team to a victory over another top four rival in the Premier LeagueReuters

After all the extended build-up, all the goalscoring fun at the weekend from the other games, the Premier League's marquee match will take centre-stage as Liverpool host Manchester United at Anfield on Monday. This contest will be a real test of the title credentials of both teams and the one who comes out on top could just kick on and end up having a season to remember.

As it stands, Liverpool look better placed than Manchester United; not just because they are three points better off after seven matches, but also due to the fact that they seem to be playing the better football. With Jurgen Klopp now over a year into his Liverpool job, the understanding is much clearer amongst the players and there seems to be a wonderful synergy in the team, particularly when they go forward.

Liverpool have played some outstanding football this season, beating big teams like Arsenal, Leicester City and Chelsea, and Klopp will know another big scalp will really put them right amongst the title contenders for this season.

"We'll be ready, that's the only thing I can promise," Klopp said. "We'll try everything, I am really looking forward to it. I am quite optimistic because we have a wonderful opportunity to play a home game under the floodlights.

"It will be a fantastic atmosphere and trying your best in a situation like this is the best thing I can imagine when I think of football."

The key for Liverpool in this game will be to try and take control early. If they score an early goal, continue to put pressure on the Manchester United backline and with the crowd behind them to boot, this could turn out to be a glorious day. Klopp, though, doesn't think the match will quite turn out that way.

"There's not a big difference between the teams," Klopp added. "Nobody can be thinking this will be a clear result with a game decided early on.

"We know about their strengths and where they are individually strong, experienced and all that stuff. They are a good side, but if they are not concentrating for a second, then we can use the situation."

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Jose Mourinho will hope Paul Pogba has a game to remember for Manchester United when they play Liverpool in the EPLReuters

Manchester United will also be thinking along the same lines. As impressive as Liverpool have been going forward, there are clear holes in their defence, something Jose Mourinho's team, with pace on either side and a lethal striker in Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the middle, can exploit.

The record Premier League champions have shown signs of finding their attacking rhythm in the past couple of matches, and if the likes of Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba play to their full potential, they will cause a lot of problems to the Liverpool defence.

There really is no better moment for Pogba to show why Manchester United made him the most expensive player in the world. If the France international can run the show, like he did against Leicester, Manchester United could very well come away with another victory, a win which will take them level on points with Liverpool, who will go joint top with Manchester City and Arsenal if they manage to pick up three points of their own.

Where to Watch Live

Liverpool vs Man Utd is scheduled for an 8pm local time (3pm ET, 12.30am IST) start. The live streaming and TV information for the PL match is below.

India: TV: Star Sports 4 and Star Sports Select HD1. Live Streaming: Hotstar.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 1. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.

USA: TV: NBCSN and Telemundo. Live Streaming: NBC Sports Live.

Canada: TV: TSN 1. Live Streaming: TSN TV.

Middle East, Thailand: TV: Bein Sports. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.

Malaysia: TV: Astro SuperSport3.

Singapore: TV: 102 mio Stadium.

Australia: TV: Optus Sport. Live Streaming: Optus Online.

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