Paul Merson states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Chelsea FC

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes Liverpool FC will edge to a narrow 2-1 win over Chelsea FC on Sunday

Paul Merson
Arsenal legend Paul Merson (Photo: Sky Sports)

Paul Merson is predicting that Liverpool FC will edge to a narrow 2-1 victory over Chelsea FC at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Reds will welcome their bitter rivals to Merseyside in pursuit of a fifth successive Premier League victory to maintain their title challenge.

Liverpool FC have managed to ease to victories over Burnley, Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton in their last four league games.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and two points ahead of Manchester City, although they’ve played one game more.

Chelsea FC are currently in third place and 16 points adrift of Liverpool FC despite winning their last three Premier League fixtures.

However, Maurizio Sarri’s side have a poor record on the road following four losses in their last six away games in the Premier League.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson is backing Liverpool FC to ease to a 2-1 victory over Chelsea FC in their crucial Premier League fixture on Sunday afternoon.

“This is a big opportunity for [Maurizio] Sarri so it’s a question of what team gets set up for Chelsea. If Chelsea play their full team, and don’t worry about next Thursday, this will be game on – no question about that – but I’m just going to go for Liverpool,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“Liverpool are going to get nervous. They’ve not won the league in 29 years, and everyone in the city is talking about it, so there’s bound to be nerves.

“If they can get this game out of the way, Man City will have to do it the hard way.”

The Reds were 2-0 winners against FC Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night thanks to goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino.

Chelsea FC, on the other hand, were 1-0 winners at Slavia Prague in their opening leg of their Europa League last-eight clash on Thursday night.

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