Paul Merson predicts three goals in Liverpool vs Manchester City clash

Lloyd Doyle
January 14, 2018

Manchester City, which now sits 15 points clear of the second place United, is the only undefeated team left in the Premier League.

Virgil Van Dijk: The pressure of being the most expensive defender in history did not affect the Dutch centre-back at all as he stepped up to score the victor against Everton in his debut in the FA Cup. Klopp hailed Coutinho's "professionalism" as the Brazilian secured his dream move. They play really good and if you don't respect that, you have a problem.

Runaway Premier League leaders City face a stern test of their unbeaten top-flight record on Sunday, when they take on Klopp's Liverpool at Anfield.

"We had flashes of that in the game at the Etihad. I always have been a big fan, he is having an awesome season with Liverpool".

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"Of course they are challengers, going to Liverpool away is always tough". They tried. We want to do something quite similar.

"It's a little odd", says Wijnaldum, "and I think we still have to realise that he has gone".

"This season we were able to do that but we still have to go to Anfield, to Tottenham - there are still lots of games to play. But Liverpool was the team that up until the sending-off you were like, 'there is something here'".

The 5-0 scoreline from the teams' first league game at City was an anomaly, as Liverpool was a 10-man side after a red card in the first half. I said, 'Wow, come on!'

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City's visit will provide evidence of whether Liverpool can cope without Philippe Coutinho following the Brazil forward's sale to Barcelona. Leicester, which has both conceded and scored in 14 of 22 games, is even money on the goals line at +1.5. "You have to move on though and Liverpool will always be Liverpool".

Liverpool have been boosted by the return to fitness of Mohamed Salah after the attacker made a swift recovery from a groin injury that's kept him out for the last two games.

BOTH Manchester City and Liverpool go into the game on the back of wins in the FA Cup which sees them progress into the fourth round.

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"I understand completely this question, you make this question, but I am focused on Liverpool", he said. And that is all he does.

"And the ones that he missed were easier than the ones he scored!" "I'm confident but not as confident as other managers, thinking this club will call, that club will call".

The 3.0 total pays -120 for the over, and there's probably just too much potency in each team's attack for anyone to record a shutout. The Citizens team and fortunes were very different back then.

"I think that's also luck, yeah".


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