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The influential midfielder is the latest big name on Merseyside to commit his long-term future to the club, as the Reds step up their mission to secure their top senior players on fresh terms.

The former West Ham goalkeeper looked set to depart on a free transfer as his current deal approached it’s end but the Spaniard will remain at Anfield after penning a contract extension.

The Reds have won just one of their last five games in all competitions, drawing the last three in succession, and they face a Saints side who are looking to complete the league double against them for just the third time in their history, previously doing so in 1960-61 and 2003-04.

The towering defender was on target in Saturday’s derby victory over Wolves at Molineux, having also found the net in the Premier League draw at Anfield and against Blackpool in the Emirates FA Cup.

The two most successful clubs in the history of English football currently occupy the top two positions in the table, separated by only three points heading into this mouth-watering Merseyside meeting.

Pogba capped another influential performance with the winner as his deflected strike saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finally unlock the Burnley defence on 71 minutes.

The focus had been all been on Caoimhin Kelleher making his competition debut between the posts for Jurgen Klopp’s side because of injury to Alisson Becker but the 22-year-old did not put a foot wrong.

Life back in the big time after a 16-year absence could not get off to a tougher start for Leeds, while for Liverpool they will be aiming to get their title defence off to a winning start after ending their 30-year wait to be crowned kings of England.

Chelsea trailed 3-0 in the first half, but battled back courageously in search of the point that would have secured their place in next season’s Champions League after Manchester United could only draw at home to West Ham earlier on Wednesday, eventually succumbing 5-3 on Merseyside.