Paul Merson predicts Liverpool FC v Southampton

Paul Merson is tipping Liverpool FC to claim a narrow victory over Southampton on Saturday

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Paul Merson is tipping Liverpool FC to edge to a narrow 1-0 victory over Southampton at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds head into the game looking to build on their impressive 4-1 victory over West Ham United before the international break.

That win left Jurgen Klopp’s men in fifth place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind leaders Manchester City as they look to try and claw their way back into the title race before the end of the year.

Liverpool FC have struggled to find consistent form in the Premier League so far this season but will be hoping to get their campaign back on track heading into the hectic festive period in the top flight.

And former Arsenal star Merson is tipping the home side to claim all three points when they host the Saints on Saturday, although he warned that it will not be an easy game.

Speaking on Sky Sports News on Friday morning, Merson said: “I’ve gone for a tight Liverpool win, 1-0.

“Defensively I think Southampton are very good and Liverpool find it pretty difficult to break down teams at home when they sit back.”

Klopp is aiming to steer Liverpool FC to a title challenge this season after the Reds finished fourth in the table last term.

They return to Champions League action next week to take on Sevilla in Spain as they bid to take a step closer to the knockout phase.

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