By Amir Mir

Emre Can has been named in the Liverpool starting XI to face Manchester United – and fans on Twitter are pleased to see him back in the team.

The German defensive-midfielder starts after injuries to Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum forced manager Jurgen Klopp to tinker from his original starting XI.

The two north-west rivals meet at Anfield on Monday night in what is expected to be a highly charged atmosphere.

United have won the last four league meetings against the Merseyside club, most recently the 1-0 victory at Anfield in January.

Can starts in the Premier League for the first time this season, with his three previous appearances all coming as a substitute.

Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:

The Reds are fourth in the league table going into this titanic fixture, with 16 points to their name, while United are sixth with 13 points.

A win for Liverpool could see them go level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal who are first and second, while a win for United will see them go level on points with their rivals.

In other Liverpool team news, former Everton midfielder Leon Osman has urged Jose Mourinho to axe Wayne Rooney ahead of the visit to Anfield.