Paul Merson states his prediction for Huddersfield v Liverpool FC
The Arsenal legend believes a weakened Liverpool FC side will still beat Huddersfield Town on Saturday evening
Paul Merson is backing Liverpool FC to beat Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
The Reds will make the short trip to the Premier League strugglers in pursuit of a seventh win of the campaign following back-to-back stalemates in their last two outings.
Liverpool FC dropped points in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge after Daniel Sturridge cancelled out Eden Hazard’s opening goal in west London last month.
The Merseyside outfit followed up that result with a goalless stalemate with defending champions Manchester City and survived a late scare when Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty.
Liverpool FC have collected 20 points from their opening eight games to keep pace with title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea FC at the top of the Premier League table.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will look to record their seventh win of the top-flight campaign against Terriers, who are still waiting to record their first victory in the Premier League season so far.
Former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes the Merseyside outfit will beat David Wagner’s side even with a weakened starting XI at John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday evening.
“There are a few injury problems for Liverpool to deal with heading to Huddersfield,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“Jurgen Klopp gets his side playing at such a high tempo and they play pretty much the same team every week so they are always likely to pick up injuries.
“They have and it seems they have all come at the same time. However, I still think they’ll have too much for Huddersfield. If you are going to have injuries this is the perfect game to have them. You don’t want to be playing Manchester United or Chelsea away with an injury crisis.
“Liverpool will be too strong for Huddersfield. I just don’t see David Wagner’s side scoring and that’s their problem.”
Liverpool FC have finished in the Premier League’s top four in the last two seasons under Klopp to find a level of consistency that has been missing under previous manger Brendan Rodgers.
However, the German head coach is still waiting to win his first piece of silverware since taking over the reins for the Merseyside outfit from Rodgers in October 2015.
The Reds have lost three cup finals since Klopp became manager following defeats by Manchester City, Sevilla and Real Madrid in the League Cup, Europa League and Champions League finals.
Liverpool FC are level on points with Manchester City and Chelsea FC after eight games but have scored less goals than their title rivals.