Paul Merson predicts outcome of Liverpool FC v Man United

The Arsenal legend rules out Liverpool beating Manchester United at Anfield this weekend

Arsenal legend Paul Merson Photo: Sky Sports

Paul Merson says he would be shocked if Manchester United lost to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils will make the short trip to Merseyside in search of a seventh Premier League win of the 2017-18 season so far.

Manchester United have barely put a foot wrong in the title race so far and a 2-2 draw at Stoke City is the only blemish on their record.

However, Jose Mourinho’s team are still waiting to face one of their traditional Premier League rivals in a relatively straightforward start to the 2017-18 season.

Manchester City were impressive 5-0 winners against 10-man Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium to lay down a marker in the fourth game of the campaign.

The Premier League leaders produced a brilliant attacking performance to ease to a 1-0 win at defending champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last time out.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson doesn’t envisage Liverpool beating Manchester United despite having home advantage.

“I’d be shocked if Man United lost, I really would,” Merson told Sky Sports News on Friday morning.

“I just hope Jose doesn’t go and park the bus and play in a negative way. I’d like to think he’ll go and do like what Man City did to Chelsea and take the game to Liverpool.”

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League last season as the Red Devils drew both home and away against Liverpool.

The 20-time English champions won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in their first season under Mourinho.

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