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Paul Merson states his prediction for Manchester City vs. Liverpool FC

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Paul Merson states his prediction for Manchester City vs. Liverpool FC

Paul Merson is backing the premier league leaders Manchester City and Liverpool FC to share the points at The Etihad on Sunday afternoon

Paul Merson is predicting that Manchester City will remain in control of their title destiny thanks to a 2-2 draw with rivals Liverpool FC at home on Sunday afternoon.

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Former Arsenal midfielder Merson is tipping Manchester City to draw 2-2 with Liverpool FC on Sunday to leave the defending champions with a slender point advantage at the top of the table.

Paul Merson states his prediction for Manchester City vs. Liverpool FC 1 Sportelo

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“I watched Manchester City in the Champions League the other day and I can’t remember Atletico Madrid touching the ball too many times,” Merson said via an interview

“That said, the away side got two excellent chances on the break and I thought to myself that if it was Liverpool, they’d have scored.

“Given how much they dominated, City still left the door open at the back a little bit and Liverpool could look to exploit that.

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“Both teams will want to win this one and neither of these two managers will look to play for a draw, so I can see a few goals being scored.”

Merson continued: “I think this game will end 2-2, meaning the two sides will carry on just as they did for the rest of the Premier League season.

“If it ends all square, it’s a massive advantage for Manchester City, as their fate will rest in their own hands. If the Cityzens draw the game and still end up losing the title, I’d be shocked.”

Liverpool FC drew 2-2 with Manchester City in the reverse fixture back in October after the Citizens twice came from behind to rescue a point.

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The two sides will meet again in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley next weekend.

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