Merson picks between Pogba and Henderson .

Paul Merson picks between Paul Pogba and Jordan Henderson

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Liverpool are set to play host to Manchester United on Monday night and it's fair to say that whichever side manages to win the battle in the middle of the park will have every chance of claiming all three points. 

Reds captain Jordan Henderson and United ace Paul Pogba are expected to secure a starting berth for the fixture.

Henderson, who captained England against Slovenia this past week, has been in terrific form recently and will be hopeful of stamping his mark on the fixture.


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The former Sunderland man claimed the goal of the month award for September following his wonderful strike against rivals Chelsea and will be looking to produce something similar against United. 

Pogba, on the other hand, has flattered to deceive since joining United but struck a fine goal for France against the Netherlands while on international duty. 

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Pogba or Henderson? 

But which player would Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson rather in his side at this moment in time? Well, he believes Henderson has the edge over his United rival. 


He said on Soccer Saturday's Super 6 Facebook Live, as per Sky Sports: "Today, Jordan Henderson.

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"Over the next 10 years, I don't know - it probably should be Pogba considering how much money they spent. Henderson has been as good as anybody in the Premier League. Credit where credit is due, he's been outstanding. Pogba has been struggling."

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As you can imagine, following Merson's comments, United and Liverpool fans have reacted in style on Twitter. 

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Liverpool in fine form 

Klopp's dynamic Liverpool side have enjoyed a fine run of late, racking up four consecutive victories in the Premier League, while Jose Mourinho and co. at Old Trafford have acquired just four points from their last four fixtures. 

United captain Wayne Rooney has come in for a great deal of criticism recently, but Reds boss Klopp has described the versatile forward as a "world class" player. 

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He stated in his press conference: "I know a lot about what everybody thinks in this moment about Wayne Rooney. I can't think the same things.

"He's 30-years-old and a more than decent career. The longer you are about something, the more everyone knows about you.

"They all know about his quality and his value, and of course he's a goalscorer and a threat. This can happen in a long career.

"From my side, he's a world class player. World class players are always a threat."

Who would you rather in your team: Henderson or Pogba? Have your say below! 

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