Sky Sports pundit predicts where Liverpool FC will finish this season
Paul Merson discusses Liverpool FC's position in the Premier League title race after the draw with Man United
Paul Merson is tipping Liverpool FC to win the Premier League this season despite dropping their first points of the campaign at the weekend.
The Reds had to battle back from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford last weekend as their 100 per cent start to the new campaign came to an end.
Liverpool FC are still flying six points clear at the top of the Premier League table after a fantastic start to the new season by Jurgen Klopp’s men.
The Merseyside outfit are aiming to go one step further than they did last season and lift the trophy after they finished in second place and a point behind Manchester City last term.
Despite dropping points at Old Trafford on Sunday, Merson still has Liverpool FC as the main favourites to win the Premier League title this season.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Merson said: “There’s always going to be pressure on Liverpool because they are the top team at the moment, everybody wants to beat them.
“The gap is still six points and they haven’t lost a game in the league yet this season.
“Six points is a big gap at this stage of the season, so I thought Sunday’s result was a good one for Liverpool. It was always going to be a hard game despite where United find themselves.
“Liverpool didn’t do anything wrong last season, did they? Manchester City won their last 14 games of the season. They pulled up trees. What can you do about that? You can’t do anything about that.
“They just have to worry about themselves. That’s all you can do. They’ve got to keep going and they are still favourites in my eyes.”
Liverpool FC – who won the Champions League under Klopp last season – will return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a crunch showdown against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.
The Reds will then switch their attention to League Cup affairs and their fourth-round tie against Arsenal at Anfield on Wednesday 30 October.