Arsenal legend backs Liverpool to beat Man City.


The Premier League weekend returns after the Champions League and Europa League clashes in midweek, and Paul Merson predicts Liverpool to beat Manchester City.

Brendan Rodgers' side host the Citizens at Anfield on Sunday, a vital match which both sides crave for a win. Liverpool are in 6th position in the table and the defending champions are 2nd, five points behind league leaders Chelsea who play Tottenham at Wembley in the Capital One Cup final.

The Gunners legend Merson reckons the Merseyside club have been impressive of late and will seal a 2-1 win over Pellegrini’s side.

"I am just going for Liverpool here," he told Sky Sports. "They have really picked up of late, while Brendan Rodgers has rested a couple of players for the trip to Besiktas in Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson, and for me this game on Sunday is bigger than the Besiktas match.

"Getting beaten by Barcelona on Tuesday will have really knocked the stuffing out of City. And I think that Liverpool are at home and are on a right roll at the moment, so I see them winning this game 2-1."


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