JURGEN KLOPP has warned his Liverpool side to be wary of Manchester United’s world class trio of Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The return of the Premier League after World Cup qualifiers will see England’s two most successful clubs go head-to-head at Anfield on Monday night (8pm).
Two league places and three points separate the sides and Klopp is well aware of the threat United will pose.
Rooney and Pogba have had indifferent starts to the season but Ibrahimovic has quickly settled to life in the England.
And the Liverpool boss wants his players on red alert to the threat the three pose.
Klopp said: “I am manager of Liverpool so I know it is not allowed to like United players!
“Rooney is a goal scorer and a threat. A situation like this can happen in a long career. From my side, he’s a world-class player.
“They [Pogba and Ibrahimovic] are both world-class players, when they’re in your team they are not worst than last year, for sure.
“Unfortunately this is a really strong side from Manchester, they know about football, they’re experienced, cool in the right moments, they don’t need world-class performances to win a game.
“Even on rainy days, it’s possible to score and win but it doesn’t mean they will win the game. It just means they have a chance.”