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The weekend sport: Red Monday approaches

By Liam Coleman

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Philippe Coutinho will be hoping to keep up his impressive early-season form
Philippe Coutinho will be hoping to keep up his impressive early-season form

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Liverpool v Manchester United takes place on a Monday night for the first time ever after a weekend of intriguing sporting action.

Football: Chelsea v Leicester City (Saturday 12.30pm) - Sky Sports 1

These two sides may currently reside at seventh and twelfth in the Premier League, but let's not forget that they are the last two title-winning teams. This Saturday lunchtime kickoff is going to be the first Premier League game in almost a fortnight and football fans are likely to be chomping at the bit for both some footballing action and pub food alongside it.

Rugby Union: Toulon v Saracens (Saturday 3.15pm)  - BT Sport 2

The standout fixture from the opening weekend of the European Champions Cup action sees last year's winners, Saracens, face the runners-up of last season's French Top 14, Toulon.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons @ Seattle Seahawks (Sunday 9pm) - Sky Sports 2

This weekend is the first time 2013 Super Bowl winners Seattle Seahawks have been on TV this season. The Willoughby Arms​ in Kingston, west London will be looking to capitalise on the occasion, having become the unofficial UK hub of the Seahawks. For all pubs though, this represents an intriguing match-up between two teams that have only lost one game each so far this season.

Football: Liverpool v Manchester United (Monday 8pm) - Sky Sports 1

The two most-decorated sides in English footballing history, with 38 league titles between them and a bitter rivalry going back decades, meet on a Monday night for the first time ever. Which means this is not going to be just any ordinary slow Monday night for pubs showing the game; extra bar staff will need to be at the ready to serve fans of both clubs and neutrals alike.

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