By Emma Sanders

Stan Collymore has predicted Liverpool will beat Manchester United 2-1 in Monday night’s Premier League showdown.

Liverpool host their big rivals at Anfield in one of the most eagerly awaited matches of the season to date and ex-Reds striker Collymore is one of many pundits to name Jurgen Klopp’s side as favourites.

The broadcaster and pundit has released his weekly Premier League predictions on his personal Twitter account.

Klopp’s side have made an emphatic start to the Premier League season, netting 18 goals in seven matches to climb to fourth in the table.

Liverpool have secured some notable victories, most notably against Chelsea, Arsenal and the current Premier League champions Leicester.

By contrast, United have had an up and down start to the season and lost their big derby clash against rivals, Manchester City.

They sit in sixth position and have some tough fixtures ahead, with a fixture against Chelsea following the bout at Anfield.

Jose Mourinho is used to a hostile atmosphere at Anfield, given his history with the club during his time as Chelsea manager.

In other Liverpool news, Klopp hails Wayne Rooney as a world-class player ahead of Monday’s battle.