Paul Merson pinpoints the key to Liverpool FC’s success this season

Paul Merson has his say on Liverpool FC's stunning start to the new season in the Premier League

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

Paul Merson believes that Liverpool FC’s prolific form in front of goal has been the key to their Premier League title challenge this season.

The Reds have made a sensational start to the new campaign and they have won 14 of their 15 Premier League games this season to leave them eight points clear at the top of the table.

Liverpool FC sealed a thrilling 5-2 win over derby rivals Everton at Anfield on Wednesday night as they took yet another step closer towards winning the Premier League title.

Manchester City, meanwhile, have been struggling to find consistent form in the Premier League in recent weeks and they have only won three of their last five in the top flight.

Former Arsenal star Merson believes that Liverpool FC’s incredible form in front of goal is what has helped them to claim such a big advantage in the title race.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Merson said: “They are winning ugly, but sooner or later that will come to an end, you can’t keep on playing like that and getting away with it.

“But when you do win the league – if they do end up winning it – you probably play well 10 times a season if you are lucky and the other ones you just have to grind them out.

“What they are doing at the moment is they are grinding results out and Man City are drawing. Now Liverpool would have won that game at St James’ on Saturday because of the way they are grinding them out.

“Years ago when I won the league with Arsenal, we won 1-0 every season, so as soon as we scored, you could see the other team were beaten. When you play Liverpool now, you have to score twice. If you do not score, you are not beating Liverpool.

“That is a big thing to have to go out and make sure you score twice to even get a draw and that is where Liverpool have the edge – they score goals.”

Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Bournemouth in the top flight.

They will then switch their focus back to Champions League affairs and their trip to RB Salzburg on Tuesday night next week, before a home clash against Watford on Saturday 14 December.

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