Paul Merson makes bold prediction about Newcastle v Liverpool

Paul Merson is expecting Liverpool to thrash Newcastle United 4-0 at St James' Park on Sunday afternoon

Paul Merson is tipping Liverpool to thrash Newcastle United 4-0 at St James’ Park on Sunday as the Reds continue their recent resurgence under new manager Jurgen Klopp.

The Merseyside outfit continued their recent fine form with a 6-1 thrashing of Southampton in the League Cup on Wednesday night as they booked their place in the semi-finals in style.

Liverpool have secured impressive away victories against the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City so far this season following Klopp’s appointment as Brendan Rodgers’ successor back in October.

And former Arsenal star Merson is fully convinced that Liverpool will ease to a comfortable 4-0 win against the Magpies on Sunday.

Merson told Sky Sports: “I’ve been in football a long time and have seen a few upsets in my time – but I cannot see one here.

“I can see Liverpool beating Newcastle 4-0 at St James’ Park. I’ve watched Newcastle a couple of times in recent weeks and there are ways to lose football matches and the ways they’ve lost in recent weeks haven’t been good.

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“I’ve been impressed with Liverpool under Klopp and with the way they’ve been playing it should be an easy afternoon’s work.”

Liverpool head into Sunday’s game in sixth place in the Premier League table and six points behind leaders Manchester City as the hectic festive period looms large.

The Reds have won three of their last four top-flight games under Klopp.

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