Paul Merson states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Man United

The Arsenal legend is backing Liverpool FC to ease to victory over Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday evening

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Paul Merson has admitted that he would be “shocked” if Liverpool FC don’t get a positive result against Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday evening.

The Reds have won their last three Premier League games thanks to victories over Everton, Burnley and Bournemouth to hoist themselves to the top of the table.

The Merseyside outfit have collected 42 points from 16 Premier League games, which amounts to their highest tally at this stage of a top-flight campaign.

Liverpool FC haven’t managed to beat Manchester United in their last eight games in the Premier League despite the Red Devils’ decline.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have equalled a Premier League record by going 17 games unbeaten but Jose Mourinho has earned a reputation for being a party pooper at Anfield.

Liverpool FC have been unable to beat Manchester United in the last two meetings at Anfield since the Portuguese head coach took over the reins from Louis van Gaal in May 2016.

Manchester United have only managed to win one of their last five games in the Premier League, while the Red Devils have conceded 26 times in 16 games in the current campaign.

Former Arsenal star Merson believes Liverpool FC will ease to a 2-0 win against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

“I’d be shocked if Liverpool don’t get a result, probably like the rest of the nation! I watched United on Wednesday night, and oh my God,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“They play under pressure week in, week out. You wouldn’t understand the pressure they are playing under as Manchester United players. They then go to Valencia, a chance for them to express themselves, with nothing to lose, against nowhere near one of the best Spanish teams in the league.”

Merson added: “I just cannot see where United win this football match. But that isn’t to say there isn’t huge pressure on Liverpool too, as they have to stay in front. It’s a different pressure now they are top.”

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last term ahead of Liverpool FC, who ended up in fourth spot.

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