Paul Merson states his prediction for Brighton v Liverpool FC

The Arsenal legend is backing Liverpool FC to beat Brighton on Saturday afternoon

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Paul Merson is backing Liverpool to ease to a narrow win against Brighton Hove and Albion at Falmer Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds will make the trip to the coast fresh from a brilliant 3-0 win against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Wednesday night.

Sadio Mane broke the deadlock against the Potters before Mohamed Salah came off the bench and scored two goals to seal a 3-0 win over Mark Hughes’ men.

Liverpool FC are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games thanks to victories over Huddersfield Town, West Ham United and Southampton before Chelsea came from behind to rescue a 1-1 draw at Anfield last weekend.

Summer signing Salah netted in his fifth successive Premier League game on Wednesday night despite the Egypt international’s 12th goal in 14 appearances in the Premier League.

The Seagulls held Manchester City for almost 90 minutes before Raheem Sterling netted a late winner last month after Manchester United were forced to dig deep against Brighton last weekend.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson is backing Liverpool FC to beat Chris Hughton’s impressive Brighton side at Anfield.

“Brighton are tough to beat at home as Manchester City found out earlier this season, but Liverpool will find a way through,” Merson told Sky Sports.

Liverpool FC are in fifth place in the Premier League table and two points behind Arsenal, who occupy the final Champions League spot.

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