Sky Sports Pundit Offers His Predicted Score For Liverpool vs Man Utd
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has offered his prediction ahead of this weekend’s huge Premier League clash between Liverpool and Man Utd at Anfield.
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has offered his prediction ahead of this weekend’s huge Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield.
Liverpool head in to the game in buoyant mood after they booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Napoli on Tuesday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s men also maintained their unbeaten start to the league campaign after beating Bournemouth 4-0 last weekend and sit top of the table following Man City’s defeat to Chelsea in west London.
United on the other hand will be looking to get back on track as they head to Anfield off the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Valencia which led to Jose Mourinho being hugely critical of his players.
Merson has offered his thoughts ahead of the game this weekend and he says he just can’t see how Man Utd can get a positive result following their poor performance in Spain on Wednesday night.
The former Arsenal attacker concedes that Liverpool are also under pressure to win on Sunday as they need to maintain their advantage over City but the Sky Sports pundit has backed the Merseysiders to beat United 2-0 at Anfield.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said:
Liverpool vs Manchester United, Sunday 4pm
I’d be shocked if Liverpool don’t get a result, probably like the rest of the nation! I watched United on Wednesday night, and oh my God.
They play under pressure week in, week out. You wouldn’t understand the pressure they are playing under as Manchester United players. They then go to Valencia, a chance for them to express themselves, with nothing to lose, against nowhere near one of the best Spanish teams in the league.
Go and express yourselves! And what happened? Oh my God.
I just cannot see where United win this football match. But that isn’t to say there isn’t huge pressure on Liverpool too, as they have to stay in front. It’s a different pressure now they are top.
PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0
A 2-0 victory for Liverpool would see them at least maintain their one-point lead over Man City and they could even extend their advantage if Pep Guardiola’s side fail to beat Everton at the Etihad Stadium.
However, if Merson’s prediction proves accurate, it would also be another body blow to Man Utd and increase the pressure on Mourinho’s shoulders as the Manchester giants would stay at least eight points adrift of the top four.
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