‘I Worry For Them’ – Sky Sports Pundit Predicts Score For Burnley vs Liverpool
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has offered his prediction for Burnley’s Premier League clash with Liverpool at Turf Moor on Wednesday night.
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has offered his prediction for Burnley’s Premier League clash with Liverpool and he believes the Reds will walk away with all three points from Turf Moor on Wednesday night.
Liverpool left it late against Everton at the weekend as it looked like they were about to drop two vital points before Jordan Pickford’s horror show deep in to stoppage time gifted Divock Origi a 96th minute winner at Anfield.
The 1-0 win ensured Liverpool remain second in the table and just two points adrift of leaders Manchester City so Jurgen Klopp’s side need to maintain the pressure with another win over Burnley tomorrow.
They should be confident as Sean Dyche’s men have endured a torrid start to the new campaign as they sit 19th in the division on just 9 points following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Sky Sports pundit Merson has predicted a relatively comfortable night’s work for Liverpool as he feels it’s a matter of ‘damage limitation’ for a Burnley side that are favourites for relegation to the Championship this season.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson backed Liverpool to ease to a 2-0 win on Wednesday:
It could have gone either way for Liverpool against Everton but they found a way to win. In the end it was a massive football result for Jurgen Klopp and his side. They are still behind City at the moment but who knows if we’ll look back at that result in six months time and say Pickford won Liverpool the league.
I can’t see anything but a Liverpool win here. It’s a case of damage limitation for Burnley. It shocked me the other day when Jeff Stelling said on Soccer Saturday that Burnley were the favourites for relegation. However, when they go to Palace and get beat like they did it sort of makes sense. The other teams that are losing down the bottom look like they’ve got a bit about them. They look like they could nick a result here or there but you can’t say that about Burnley at the moment. They could have lost by eight, nine or 10 against Palace and didn’t have a shot on target.
I worry for them but this is where they are. They are a bottom six team really who did great last season. Normally when you play Burnley you know you are in for a hard game but I just don’t see that at the moment. I see teams rolling them over and they are not being made to work hard for it at all, that’s the worry. They need to start watching the old videos and get back to the Burnley of last season because they were a good team.
PAUL PREDICTS: 0-2
With Man City facing Watford tonight, Liverpool could find themselves five points behind the defending champions come kick-off tomorrow so Klopp would be delighted if his side cruised to a 2-0 win over Burnley.
The German coach is expected to freshen up his starting eleven for the game with the likes of Dejan Lovren, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, James Milner and Daniel Sturridge all pushing for recalls.
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