Arsenal face a tricky trio of League games starting tonight at Anfield, and the outcome of these tests could prove decisive in proving Arsenal’s credentials as title contenders, according to the ex-Arsenal star Paul Merson.
With Liverpool having so many injuries perhaps tonights game could be the easiest of the three, and Merson thinks all three points is crucial to the Gunners, although he expects Klopp’s weakened side to raise their game for this. “If this was Liverpool v Crystal Palace, then I would say I might fancy Palace,” Merson predicted. “But you know Liverpool will be running round like you have never seen before. You look at the way they have played recently and you can bet they won’t be anything like that against Arsenal.
“That’s what you’re up against when you are at a top team like Arsenal; other teams lift their game against you. I am sure Liverpool will raise their game but they are struggling to put a team out with all the injuries and I think Arsenal have to win these kind of matches if they are going to win the Premier League. I don’t think Liverpool have got enough players at the moment and Arsenal need to win before facing Stoke and Chelsea.”
Liverpool have been inconsistent so far under Klopp, but they have had some great wins against some top sides. Merson is predicting a 2-1 win to Arsenal, but would a draw be such a bad result at Anfield?