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Paul Merson Offers His Prediction Ahead Of Liverpool’s Clash With Newcastle

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has made his prediction ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.


Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has made his prediction ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds warmed up for the game in perfect style after thrashing Mersey rivals Everton 4-0 at Anfield on Wednesday night so Jurgen Klopp’s men should be full of confidence heading in to the weekend action.

However, with the first leg of their Europa League semi final against Villarreal coming up next week, the German coach would be forgiven for resting players tomorrow as they currently sit seventh in the Premier League with little chance of making the top four.

That could work in Newcastle’s favour as they desperately need to come away with a positive result with the Magpies currently sitting 19th in the table and just two points from safety.

While Sky Sports pundit Merson is tipping an in-form Liverpool side to edge this one 2-1 tomorrow, he does say he wouldn’t be surprised if Newcastle nicked a point.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, he said:

Liverpool v Newcastle – Saturday, 3pm

I was impressed with Newcastle against Man City, they were good. Liverpool keep on getting better and better under Jurgen Klopp and they put Everton to the sword in the derby. I fancy Liverpool here but, with a Europa League semi-final with Villarreal coming up, they may rest players – that said they still turn in decent performances when they do change their team. This is where luck in the relegation fight comes in because if Liverpool were challenging for the top four they would play a full-strength side, and that may help Newcastle’s cause. I expect Liverpool to just earn the win but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a draw.


We’ll have to wait and see whether Merson’s prediction proves accurate but another win for Liverpool would be the ideal preparation for their Europa League trip to Villarreal while it would also keep alive their slim hopes of breaking in to the top four.

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