Paul Merson states his prediction for Liverpool v Huddersfield
Paul Merson looks ahead to Liverpool's clash with Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday
Paul Merson is backing Liverpool to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Huddersfield 2-0 at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds head into the game looking to get back to winning ways in the top flight after their disappointing 4-1 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley last weekend.
That result left Liverpool 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after just nine games of the new campaign, with the Reds having only won three of their opening games.
Huddersfield, meanwhile, are gearing up for their trip to Merseyside fresh from their impressive 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the top flight last weekend.
Despite Liverpool’s stuttering start to the season, however, former Arsenal star Merson is expecting to see the Reds return to winning ways with a 2-0 victory at Anfield this weekend.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: “I know Liverpool have struggled in these types of matches but they should win and Huddersfield’s style of press may help them.
“They usually press high and that would suit Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho and the rest. Premier League teams can pop it around you and all of a sudden that opens up space for the Liverpool forwards.
“If David Wagner changes it up and sticks with the half-press they used against United then it could be a different story. They waited until United got to the halfway line and then rushed in. They did well and that would frustrate Liverpool.
“I just think as the game goes on Jurgen Klopp has too many star players.”
Liverpool are aiming to improve on their fourth-placed finish in the Premier League this season.
However, the Reds look as if they are set to face an uphill struggle in trying to get back into the Champions League places this season.
The Reds brought in Jurgen Klopp as Brendan Rodgers’ permanent successor back in October 2015 but the German has found himself under pressure in recent weeks.