By Will Butcher

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes his old side have more chance of winning the Premier League than rivals Manchester United.

The retired German star believes Jurgen Klopp’s side are the only side capable of challenging Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to the title, as Liverpool welcome United to Anfield on Monday night.

Hamann, who played for Liverpool between 1999 and 2006, wrote in his blog with betting company Paddy Power that “everything points to Liverpool” and that Klopp’s side “can beat anyone.”

“If anybody is to beat Manchester City to the Premier League title this season, everything points to Liverpool, rather than Man United,” Hamann wrote in his Paddy Power blog.

“The way Liverpool are going they can beat anyone, and after Monday night’s clash with the Red Devils, they don’t play a top seven team until the week before Christmas.”

Liverpool go into the hotly-contested encounter on Monday night in third place, with five Premier League wins from seven games and three places above Jose Mourinho’s side.

A win could see the Merseyside giants top the Premier League, if Manchester City and Tottenham slip up.

However, Liverpool could be without in-form playmaker Adam Lallana following his injury against Swansea prior to the international break.

Hamann, who has 57 Germany caps to his name in a career that includes a Champions League winners’ medal, made 265 appearances during his seven-year stay at Anfield.

He also featured for Manchester City, as well as Bolton and Newcastle in a career that spanned 18 years.

In other Liverpool news, Klopp has given this response to fitness guru Raymond Verheijen.