Paul Merson: Why Chelsea will see off Liverpool on Sunday

Paul Merson is expecting Chelsea to beat Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon

Paul Merson is fully expecting Chelsea to all but end Liverpool’s hopes of a top-four finish by beating Brendan Rodgers’ men at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Reds head into Sunday’s clash in west London in fifth place in the Premier League table and four points behind fourth-placed Manchester United heading into their final three games of the season.

United could be seven points ahead of Liverpool by Sunday if they beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

And despite Chelsea having nothing but pride to play for following their Premier League title win last weekend, Merson is expecting Jose Mourinho’s men to have too much for the Merseyside outfit.

Speaking to Sky Sports, former Arsenal man Merson said: “It all really depends on what happens in Man United’s game at Palace on Saturday night as if United get beaten at Palace, then it is a different kettle of fish.

“But Chelsea just look too good for me, they are very good at the back and so I am going to go 2-0 to Chelsea.”

Manager Rodgers confirmed on Friday morning that the Reds are set to be without Daniel Sturridge until September after the England international striker underwent a hip operation this week.

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