LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: Sadio Mane (2ndL) of Liverpool and team mates celebrate his goal with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

By Dominic Toner

Michael Oliver has been confirmed as the referee for Liverpool’s trip to Manchester United on Sunday.

The Premier League confirmed on their official website that Oliver will take charge of the highly anticipated clash at Old Trafford.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have enjoyed great success this season when Oliver has officiated, winning all four of the top-flight games.

Liverpool recorded wins over Arsenal, Swansea, Watford and Stoke while he has been in charge and will be desperate to continue that run against United.

The Merseyside club must first negotiate the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final against Southampton on Wednesday, while their opponents United play Hull in the other semi-final on Tuesday.

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Both clubs are hoping for success in the EFL Cup, but the Premier League remains their main priority.

Liverpool are currently second in the league table and are just five points adrift of leaders Chelsea, who saw their winning streak ended by Tottenham in the last league game.

United are currently sixth in the table and are five points behind Liverpool, but have won their last eight games in all competitions.

Oliver will be hoping to officiate a quiet game, but the pressure will be high as the two rivals compete for a precious three points.

In other Liverpool news, Klopp has dropped a goalkeeper selection hint ahead of the Southampton clash.