Paul Merson reveals what’s surprised him about Liverpool FC recently

Paul Merson opens up about what's surprised him about Liverpool FC in recent games

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Paul Merson
Arsenal legend Paul Merson (Photo: Sky Sports)

Paul Merson has admitted that he has been surprised by the way Liverpool FC have been able to cope with making changes to their team in recent games.

The Reds have made a sensational start to the new Premier League season and they currently find themselves top of the table and eight points clear of second-placed Leicester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have only dropped two points all season and they are firmly on course to win their first ever Premier League title.

Reds boss Klopp has opted to ring the changes and give some of his key players a rest in recent games, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane having started on the bench in clashes with Everton and Bournemouth.

Despite the changes, Liverpool FC claimed a 5-2 win over Everton and followed that up with a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth last weekend.

And former Arsenal star Merson has admitted that he has been highly impressed by the way Liverpool FC have been performing of late.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said: “For the first time this season, Liverpool played with that swagger we’ve come to expect from them.

“Yes, they’ve won virtually all of their games, but they’ve haven’t performed to the highest level consistently this season.

“But they went to Bournemouth, and no disrespect to Bournemouth, Liverpool made that match look like an FA Cup tie away at a League Two team, they were that good.

“Bournemouth give you a game at home, but it was a walk in the park for a much-changed Liverpool side.

“I didn’t think this Liverpool side could get away with making changes but in their last two games [against Everton and Bournemouth] they’ve made plenty, won easily and scored eight goals. That tells you all you need to know.”

Liverpool FC will return to Premier League acton on Saturday lunchtime when they host Watford at Anfield.

The Reds will then switch their attentions to their League Cup quarter-final clash against Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

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