Paul Merson: Why Liverpool will exact Crystal Palace revenge
Former Arsenal man Paul Merson believes Liverpool will edge past an out-of-form Crystal Palace side
Paul Merson believes Liverpool will get revenge for their end-of-season defeat by Crystal Palace in May when the Eagles make the trip to Anfield on Sunday.
Alan Pardew’s side ruined Steven Gerrard’s Anfield swansong after goals from Jason Puncheon, Wilfried Zaha and Glenn Murray sealed three points on the Liverpool captain’s Merseyside farewell.
I feel Jurgen Klopp will turn Liverpool around, especially after that massive result at Chelsea
Palace memorably left the Reds’s Premier League title bid in tatters in May 2014 after Liverpool squandered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with the London side at Selhurst Park.
However, former Arsenal midfielder Merson can’t see an out-of-form Palace side troubling Jurgen Klopp’s men on Sunday afternoon after Liverpool secured a third successive victory under the German thanks to a 1-0 win in Rubin Kazan last night.
Merson told Sky Sports: “Palace seem to have gone off the boil. I remember Palace ripping Liverpool to shreds last year but I don’t see it happening again.
“I feel Jurgen Klopp will turn Liverpool around, especially after that massive result at Chelsea.
“I still think Palace will put up a decent fight in what will be a hard-fought game, but I just fancy Liverpool.”
Liverpool were 3-1 winners against defending Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
The Reds have beaten Rubin Kazan, Chelsea and Bournemouth in their last three games.