Paul Merson makes prediction for Liverpool FC v Leicester City Premier League clashau
Arsenal Legend Paul Merson is backing Liverpool FC to keep their title bid on track with a victory over Leicester City at Anfield on Thursday night.
Liverpool are looking to keep up with Manchester City at the top of the table as they bid to keep themselves in the race for the title this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are nine points behind Manchester City, with the Citizens having played one game more than the Merseyside outfit, meaning that Liverpool FC could potentially reduce the gap to six points if they win their game in hand.
Leicester City are having a bad run of form at the moment, after the disappointment of being knocked out of the FA Cup at the hands of Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
Liverpool will welcome back both Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah their side following their exploits at the Africa Cup of Nations as the Reds turn their focus to the Premier League title race.
Arsenal and England star Merson is tipping the Reds to claim a comfortable home victory.
Writing in his column for Sportskeeda, Merson said: “Leicester City are FA Cup holders. They have absolutely nothing else to play for all season.
“I couldn’t believe I was watching, they lost to their local rivals. Nottingham Forest outplayed them in the FA Cup, and I think it was the biggest shock of the weekend.
“Leicester are not getting relegated – of course, they’re not. Their season has started to fizzle out, however, and I worry for them. I don’t see anything but a Liverpool win here.”
Given just how strong Liverpool are at home, as well as their ability to blow teams apart, Leicester are currently struggling at the moment.