Paul Merson states his prediction for Wolves v Liverpool FC
The Arsenal legend is backing Liverpool FC to ease to a resounding 4-0 victory over Wolves at Anfield on Friday night
Paul Merson has tipped Liverpool FC to ease to a resounding 4-0 victory over Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Friday night.
The Reds start the 18th round of fixtures at the top of the Premier League table following an unbeaten start to the Premier League season.
Liverpool FC were 3-1 winners against bitter rivals Manchester United last weekend to maintain their one-point advantage of Manchester City.
The Merseyside outfit are looking to maintain a sustained title challenge, having never previously won the Premier League crown.
Liverpool FC have only dropped points in stalemates with Arsenal, Chelsea FC and Manchester City in the current campaign.
Wolves secured promotion to the Premier League thanks to winning the Championship last season.
The promoted side managed to hold both Manchester City and Manchester United to draws, while Wolves were 2-1 winners against Chelsea FC last month.
Former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes Liverpool FC will ease to a resounding victory over Wolves on Friday night.
“It’s a nice big pitch for Liverpool, Wolves do try and play and are a good team, but I just can’t see how they’re going to live with Jurgen Klopp’s side,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“Wolves were worthy winners against Bournemouth, and some may look at this result and think: “Wow, are you joking?” but I just think with Liverpool’s pace and defensive solidity, they dictate the game and win it comfortably.”
Merson added: “I have been very impressed with Wolves this season. Four might be harsh, but if Liverpool get going like they did against Bournemouth, I can see them doing the same.”
Jurgen Klopp’s side were 4-0 winners in their last fixture on the road after a resounding victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Only Spurs have a better away record than Liverpool FC this season, collecting 24 points as opposed to 23 points.
Liverpool FC have played one game less than Spurs on the road this term.