Martin Keown states his prediction for Liverpool v Man United

Martin Keown looks ahead to Manchester United's trip to Liverpool on Monday night

Martin Keown is tipping Liverpool to beat Manchester United in Monday night’s crunch Premier League clash at Anfield.

The Reds head into the game having start Jurgen Klopp’s first full season in charge at Anfield in fine form.

The Merseyside outfit have already beaten the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal this season and have also secured the three points against defending Premier League champions Leicester City.

United, meanwhile, have struggled to produce consistent performances this term and were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Stoke City before the international break.

Liverpool are fourth in the Premier League table and two points off top spot, while United are currently sixth and five points behind leaders Manchester City.

And former Arsenal defender Keown believes that Liverpool have the clear edge heading into Monday night’s showdown.

Writing in his column for The Daily Mail, Keown said: “The managers make this such a mouthwatering fixture, but I have to say Liverpool are the favourites. Their tails are up and there is a real energy to them.

“Jurgen Klopp is really embracing everything about this country – he’s even been out playing bowls this week — and he understands the emotion of playing at Anfield.

“After the international break, the Anfield faithful will be cranking up the volume and it will feel like the first game of the season.

“Klopp is relishing every game — he even had a smile on his face after losing at Burnley! He makes it easier for the neutral to want him to do well.”

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Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last term, while Liverpool ended up eighth and without a trophy.

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