Paul Merson states his prediction for Stoke v Liverpool FC

Paul Merson is tipping Liverpool FC to secure a 3-1 win at Stoke City on Wednesday night

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Paul Merson is backing Liverpool to record a 3-1 win at Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Reds will make the trip to Stoke mid-week in search of three points following a 1-1 draw with defending Premier League champions Chelsea at Anfield at the weekend.

The Merseyside outfit had beaten Huddersfield Town, West Ham United and Southampton in their previous three games before the visit of title holders Chelsea on Saturday evening.

Former Blues winger Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock in the second half with a precise finish before Chelsea substitute Willian levelled with five minutes remaining.

Liverpool FC will look to return to winning ways at Stoke on Wednesday night as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to record a fourth successive Premier League win against the Potters.

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho secured a 2-1 win at the Potters back in April to help Liverpool FC secure a top-four finish last season.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson is tipping Liverpool FC to beat Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium on Wednesday night.

“I think I would play Peter Crouch in this game as every set play, Liverpool are all over the place,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“But going forward, they are good. I do not go against Stoke too often at home, but I think Liverpool will win this game 3-1.”

Liverpool FC have conceded 18 goals in 13 games in the Premier League so far this season to raise serious concerns about Klopp’s defence.

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