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Paul Merson predicts Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool result

Merson predicts Spurs, Liverpool result
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Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson tips Liverpool to overcome Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's Premier League clash.

Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson has backed Liverpool to beat Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's Premier League clash in the English capital.

Tottenham will enter the match off the back of a 2-1 defeat at Watford before the international break, while Liverpool beat Leicester City to make it four wins from four at the start of the new campaign.

Merson has backed Liverpool to emerge victorious from the clash at Wembley but has said that the Reds will find it "so difficult" to beat Manchester City to the Premier League title.

"I fancy Liverpool based on the counter-attack game. This game is bigger for Tottenham than it is for Liverpool - this is a game Spurs can't afford to lose, they've got to have a go especially after what happened at Watford. Liverpool will pick them off," Merson told Sky Sports News.

"If you want to win Premier League titles then you have to win these games, so Liverpool will be judged on this too. I think they'll win this one but toppling Manchester City for the title will be so difficult."

Tottenham recorded a 4-1 win in the corresponding Premier League match last season.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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