Charlie Nicholas states his prediction for Liverpool v Maribor
The Arsenal legend is tipping Liverpool to ease to a 3-0 victory over Maribor in the Champions League on Wednesday night
Charlie Nicholas is backing Liverpool’s second string to ease to a 3-0 win against Maribor at Anfield on Wednesday night.
The Merseyside outfit are looking to secure a place in the Champions League knockout phase after being drawn alongside Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Maribor.
Liverpool played out a 2-2 stalemate with Sevilla at Anfield after squandering a winning position before a 1-1 draw with Russian club Spartak Moscow.
The 18-time English champions registered their first Champions League group-stage win last time out after Liverpool were impressive 7-0 winners against Maribor.
The Reds made a return to winning ways in the Premier League last weekend thanks to a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at Anfield thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Former Arsenal midfielder Nicholas believes Liverpool will make light work of Slovenian side Maribor in their Champions League clash at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Nicholas told Sky Sports: “Can Liverpool really put to bed the questions over their home form in terms of scoring goals and being solid at the back? This is where they can really build some momentum.
“A win looks a certainty and after the weekend I’d give every player who has been on the fringes, the likes of Ben Woodburn, Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge the chance to come in, with six or seven changes.
“They should still be way too good to worry about this team and I see nothing other than a comfortable home win.”
Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League table to secure a return to the Champions League after two-season absence.
The Reds were 6-4 winners against Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in the Champions League playoff round.
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