Photo: Jurgen Klopp shows his skill on the ball during Liverpool training

All eyes will be on the German ahead of his first ever Liverpool v Manchester United clash.

Liverpool face Manchester United this Sunday afternoon and, for the first time in months, go into the gigantic fixture with genuine hope of a victory.

That's not just because Louis van Gaal's men are a side desperately out of form.

It's because Liverpool fans have been given confidence. Confidence because of newfound energy levels. Confidence because of a thrilling 3-3 draw against Arsenal. And confidence because of Jurgen Klopp.

Indeed, the German seems to thrive on big games. Against the West Broms and Swanseas of this world, Klopp is yet to master what it takes to win ugly in the Premier League.

But, against the Manchester Citys, the Arsenals - and perhaps even the Manchester Uniteds - the Liverpool boss seems like the perfect man for the job.

The last time the Reds faced Man United, they were dealt with comfortably. The time before that was the same - and the time before that also. Brendan Rodgers wasn't a man for the big occasion. Klopp just could be.

In training ahead of one of world football's biggest games, the German showed some of his own skill on the ball. And Kolo Toure gave his approval...

Will the pair still be smiling come Sunday?

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