Liverpool FC players arrive at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp's side prepare for Manchester United
Liverpool’s stars and manager have arrived at Anfield ahead of their meeting with bitter rivals Manchester United on Monday night.
Jurgen Klopp, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson were among those pictured in the car park outside their home ground ahead of kick-off at 8pm.
The Liverpool squad arrived separately in their own vehicles and will depart for their team hotel before returning to the stadium for the crunch clash.
Jurgen Klopp carries his suit upon arrival at Anfield ahead of Monday night’s clash
Liverpool forwards Daniel Sturridge and Sadio Mane arrived at Anfield on Monday
The Reds boss looked in typically cheerful mood, while England pair Sturridge and Henderson appeared deep in thought.
Summer signing Sadio Mane was spotted checking his phone, while Adam Lallana and Joel Matip wheeled baggage and suit carriers inside.
James Milner, expected to continue at left back, was also spotted outside the ground while Loris Karius is likely to be preferred to Simon Mignolet in goal again.
The Reds are fourth in the Premier League table and unbeaten since suffering a surprise defeat at Burnley on the second weekend of the season in August.
Klopp’s men can go joint top with a win over their bitter rivals, while victory by a four-goal margin would propel them above leaders Manchester City, who drew against Everton on Saturday.
Captain Henderson is eager for Liverpool to take revenge against Jose Mourinho, who visits Anfield as United boss for the first time.
Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana looked focussed ahead of the crunch clash at Anfield
Joel Matip and James Milner are expected to be part of Liverpool’s back four on Monday night
The Portuguese masterminded Chelsea’s 2-0 win at Anfield in April 2014, a victory which dented Liverpool’s hopes of winning a 19th league title.
The England midfielder, who missed the game through suspension, said: ‘I will never forget that Chelsea game.
‘It is just the way (Chelsea) came and played. It was very clever from Jose.
‘At the time, we were on fire. It wasn’t a nice game to watch, but full credit to him. They made it very difficult – throw-ins, goal kicks, they were taking forever and that got everyone worked up in the stadium and it worked to their advantage in the end.
‘They got the result they came for and the one that had a big impact on us winning the league, so I will never forget that. This is a big occasion, if we can keep performing the way we are and win, it will sort of put that to bed.’
Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius are battling it out for a starting place on Monday night