Paul Merson: This player could score the winner for Liverpool v Man United

Paul Merson is tipping Jordan Henderson to have a big say in Liverpool v Manchester United

Paul Merson is tipping Jordan Henderson to fire Liverpool to victory over Manchester United at Anfield on Monday night.

The Reds head into the game looking to continue their strong start to the new season under Jurgen Klopp as they aim to challenge for the Premier League title.

Henderson has earned plenty of new admirers for his fine performances in midfield since being made Liverpool captain following Steven Gerrard’s Anfield exit.

The midfielder scored a stunning long-range strike in the 2-1 win at Chelsea last month and captained England for their goalless draw with Slovenia last week.

And Merson feels that Henderson could be the man to fire Klopp’s side to glory against their bitter local rivals on Monday night at Anfield.

Writing in his column for The Daily Star, Merson said: “He [Henderson] could even get the winner on Monday night.

“Liverpool are flying going forwards and if they get going they could blow United away.”

MORE: The latest Liverpool news and views

MORE: The latest Liverpool player tweets

Liverpool finished eighth in the Premier League and without a trophy last season, while Manchester United ended up fifth and with the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal.

Erling Haaland
'He's not a fit': Michael Owen warns Liverpool FC against signing Erling Haaland
BT Sport pundit Joe Cole (Photo: BT Sport)
'His touch is velvet': Joe Cole lavishes praise on Chelsea FC star Reece James
Paul Pogba
Team news: The three Man United players who will definitely miss the trip to Chelsea FC
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Newcastle United
Thomas Tuchel
Glen Johnson predicts where Chelsea FC are going to finish this season
Erling Haaland
'He's not a fit': Michael Owen warns Liverpool FC against signing Erling Haaland
BT Sport pundit Joe Cole (Photo: BT Sport)
'His touch is velvet': Joe Cole lavishes praise on Chelsea FC star Reece James
Paul Pogba
Team news: The three Man United players who will definitely miss the trip to Chelsea FC
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Newcastle United
Thomas Tuchel
Glen Johnson predicts where Chelsea FC are going to finish this season
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature