Tony Coton: 'Liverpool match will test Manchester United's title chances'

But former Reds managing director Purslow insists the German is the right man for the job, citing his achievements at Borussia Dortmund.

When asked how much pressure Klopp boss is now under at Anfield, Purslow said: "If you mean from his ownership, none whatsoever".

The global break has not been kind to Mourinho, prior to the two-week fixture break "The Special One" knew that he would be without long term absentees Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo, all of whom are not expected to feature again for United until the New Year.

"There are great similarities between what he achieved at Dortmund, what he was expected to achieve - which was to compete with an absolute behemoth in Bayern Munich, while spending less money, both on wages and in the transfer market". Cast your vote and help select the best goalkeeper for our Liverpool-Manchester United XI!

Manchester United could have been guaranteed three points this weekend after Martin Atkinson, a Federation Internationale de Football Association qualified referee since 2006, was named as the head official for their trip to Anfield this weekend, according to the Sun.

Jurgen Klopp told to build Liverpool FC defence worthy of Philippe Coutinho
The 25-year-old has scored in three straight matches for Liverpool and deserves attention from Europe's biggest clubs. But Dembele has endured a nightmare start to life at the Camp Nou.

Widespread claims of Manchester United being early title favourites are fair-minded, but ruthless Jose Mourinho's men face their first real test of the season in their visit to Anfield.

Use the "upvote" button in the three polls below for your favourite right-back, centre-back and left-back, and keep in mind to have your say throughout the week as we name the best Liverpool-Manchester United XI over the past 25 years.

"There were question marks about them defensively and Jurgen hasn't addressed those completely but, in my opinion, the owners know exactly what the job description is".

'Why I think Liverpool will win this is because of what they have demonstrated against all of the top five teams, apart from Manchester City when they went down to ten men and lost 5-0, ' Barnes told talkSPORT.

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