Sky coverage with the broadcaster rolling out

The structure at Old Trafford was given council approval on Monday and the footage is set to become a key component of the Sky coverage with the broadcaster rolling out its full stable of leading names — Jamie Carragher, Thierry Henry, Graeme Souness, Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp — for the Sunday clash.

Sky Sports head of football Gary Hughes told Sportsmail on Wednesday: ‘A game as big as Manchester United against Liverpool feels like the right time to use it for the first time in a Premier League fixture. It is one of the biggest games in world football and the intention is to get the viewer closer to the game, which is what this technology enables.

‘It will mostly come into its own at set-pieces, like free-kicks, corners or penalties, when it can go directly above the action and give you the fullest view looking down directly on what is happening. I think it will become a big tool in analysis — Jamie Redknapp and Thierry Henry will be using it on Monday Night Football.’