Paul Merson predicts outcome of Liverpool vs Chelsea game
Sky Sports pundit, Paul Merson has given his prediction for Chelsea’s upcoming Premier League meeting with Liverpool.
The Blues will on Wednesday, travel to the Northwest of England to take on Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield, in what many believe to be a dress rehearsal of the upcoming Carabao Cup final.
The reverse fixture of the league tie ended 2-2 at Stamford Bridge back in August, although Merson is now backing Liverpool to take maximum points from this one because of their current form.
“Liverpool have to keep on winning and if they get six points against Chelsea and Arsenal, they’ll take some beating in the Premier League title race,” the Arsenal legend wrote for Sportskeeda.
“I expect them to win, but if you look at Chelsea’s last ten games, they’ve lost just twice and this game has been a bit of a banana skin for the Reds over the years, so it won’t be easy.”
He added: “I wouldn’t be surprised if this game goes either way as form is usually thrown out of the window when two top six sides come head to head, but I think Liverpool will just edge it.”
Merson’s final prediction: Liverpool 2 vs 1 Chelsea.