With the resurgence of Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, and the renovated Anfield ready to play host, Jamie Carragher is expecting a tasty encounter when Manchester United pays a visit under the floodlights next Monday night.

The feisty Scouser was a mainstay in the Reds’ defence for nearly 20 years before hanging up his boots in 2013, and enjoyed many heated occasions between the northwest rivals.

For the latest installment, Carragher is expecting the Oct. 17 match to feature a special atmosphere.

“It is a big game, with a lot of new players in that (United) side now,” he told Sky Sports. “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 (in 1994). It will be a great atmosphere, and I think Liverpool will go in confident with the way they’re playing.”

While Carragher is undoubtedly excited about Liverpool’s pacey attacking throng, the 38-time England international is wary of United under Jose Mourinho. The Stretford outfit splashed the cash over the transfer window, with Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic comprising its strengthened spine.

“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,” Carragher continued.

“I think them, and hopefully Liverpool, will be up there fighting for the title.”

Despite relative struggles through the tenures of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, United’s gotten the better of recent bouts with Liverpool, securing four wins in the past six.

Manchester City currently occupies top spot in the Premier League with 18 points, while Liverpool has 16 and United 13.

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