Jurgen Klopp expects 'whole world' to watch Red Monday clash
By Ben Reynolds
Last Updated: 14/10/16 11:17pm
Jurgen Klopp expects "the whole world" to watch Liverpool's clash with Manchester United on Monday Night Football, but has told his side to keep cool in the battle with their rivals at Anfield.
Liverpool enter the fixture three points clear of Jose Mourinho's side and he wants his team - and the Anfield crowd - to revel in what he expects to be an electric atmosphere.
"The whole world will watch this game, it's a big honour to be part of it," he said. "At the end, it's up to us to perform to our best.
"But this is Anfield. We have to show this. We have had a few nice atmospheres but I'm open for the best atmosphere. We need everybody in a Liverpool shirt in this game."
Klopp is aware of the dangers of his players getting caught up in the emotion of the evening and was keen on Friday afternoon to insist his players remain focused.
"Apart from the table, it's a very important game. I know about the history, I like the special stories," he added.
"You cannot and should not ignore the special circumstance of a game like this. You have to be ready.
"You need to be emotional but cool, direct but patient. Like in all the games of course, but also the best games. The more interest, the more difficult it is, but the more excited everybody is.
"It will never, ever, be a normal game.
"We should use this opportunity on the pitch, all the nice stories are written on the pitch, in the stadium, with big respect because that's what it stands for.
"You face the biggest opponents and play football against them, that's the kind of battle we have. We need to create a special atmosphere."