Jamie Carragher is looking forward to an “extra special” meeting between Liverpool and Manchester United under the floodlights at the enlarged Anfield next Monday night.
Liverpool return to action after the international break when they host Jose Mourinho’s side on Oct. 17.
It will be United’s first visit to Anfield since an extra 8,500 seats were added in the redevelopment of the ground’s Main Stand over the summer.
And former Liverpool defender Carragher told Sky Sports: “It is a big game, with a lot of new players in that [United] side now.
“But it feels like in the Premier League every game is a big game now.
“This is extra special, under the lights at Anfield, and there’s been some great games there. You think of the 3-3 game all that time ago. It will be a great atmosphere, and I think Liverpool will go in confident with the way they’re playing.”
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are three points ahead of United in the Premier League table, but Carragher has no doubt that United will be competing for the title come the end of the season.
“I still think United will be right up there — the manager has got great experience of winning the Premier League, so I certainly wouldn’t write Manchester United off at such an early stage,” he said.
“I think them, and hopefully Liverpool, will be up there fighting for the title.”
Carragher feels Klopp and Mourinho will provide a spectacle of their own on the touchline.
He added: “That’s a talking point for every big game now. We knew at the start of the season how important the names were, how big the names were, some of the biggest in world football.
“We find ourselves talking about managers now more than players, which I think some people enjoy, but some people think it’s [just about] the players on the pitch.
“Whichever way you look at it, it just shows you how big the Premier League is.”