Liverpool news: Paul Merson picks who will win title and sends bold Jurgen Klopp message


That’s according to Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.

The Premier League title race is still alive and kicking going into the last day of the season.

Liverpool take on Wolves as they sit on 94 points while City are up against Brighton and are on 95 points.

All Manchester City need to do is win and they will be the first team to retain the Premier League since Manchester United in 2008/09.

Liverpool will need City to drop points if they’re to have any chance of ending a run of 29 years without an English league title.

Merson has predicted, though, that City will have no problem coming through their game with Brighton.

“I just can’t see Man City not winning. Nothing shocks me in football after the Champions League this week,” he told Sky Sports.

“But when you look at this week, the two teams who came back are very good teams, with very good players.

“Even though it was a miracle, people will say miracles happen, Brighton have a chance – they’re not the same class as the players who did what they did this week.

“They’re grinding results out as well. At the start of the season they were wiping the floor with teams, now they’re not but they’re keeping clean sheets, being hard to beat and nicking goals.

“There was a bit of panic with Man City on Monday – no disrespect but Vincent Kompany’s shot should have gone 50 yards over! But they should be fine.”

One thing that can boost Liverpool’s spirits ahead of what might be a dismal day for the club is that they’ve managed to make it to a second successive Champions League final.

A miraculous 4-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday meant that Jurgen Klopp has managed to make it to a European final in each season he’s been in charge on Merseyside.

But Merson believes Klopp and co. should forget about Sunday’s game with seventh-placed Wolves if they hear news that City have gone a goal up on the south coast – and instead focus their efforts on their huge game with Spurs in Madrid.

“If Man City go ahead early, Liverpool have got to just get this game out of their memory, get it out of the way,” he added.

“They might need to get in front early doors, but if Man City go 2-0 up, they’ve got to start thinking about the game in three weeks in my opinion.

“Wolves will be dangerous, but there’s no place like Liverpool. It’ll be a hard game for them, though.”


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