Paul Merson states his prediction for Liverpool v Man City

Paul Merson is tipping Liverpool to claim League Cup glory in Sunday's final against Manchester City

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Paul Merson is confidently backing Liverpool to beat Manchester City and lift the League Cup trophy at Wembley on Sunday.

The Reds take on the Citizens in north London looking to win their first piece of silverware since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as manager back in October.

Liverpool warmed up for Sunday’s showdown with a 1-0 victory over Augsburg in the Europa League on Thursday night.

City, meanwhile, were 3-1 winners over Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Merseyside outfit will desperate to lift a trophy in Klopp’s first season in charge at Anfield.

And former Arsenal star Merson is backing the Reds to triumph over the Sky Blues at Wembley – especially if they are able to make a fast start.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Friday afternoon, Merson said: “If Liverpool start well, Liverpool win it.

“The longer the game goes on, I think Man City will have just a little bit too much.

“But I think Liverpool will win.”

MORE: The latest Liverpool news and views

MORE: The latest Liverpool player tweets

Liverpool are currently eighth in the Premier League table and nine points adrift of the top four heading into the final 12 games of the season.

MORE: Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool stars among players out of contract in 2018

MORE: Seven reasons why Chelsea must keep Cesc Fabregas

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal WAGs 2017: Meet Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool stars among 16 players out of contract in 2018
The Sport Review
Jamie Redknapp sends exciting message to Man United fans about Henrikh Mkhitaryan
The Sport Review
French Open 2017: Upbeat Andy Murray and Johanna Konta promise to work past lean clay runs
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho sends message to Man United fans about Antoine Griezmann