Paul Merson changes Arsenal vs Liverpool prediction after ‘unbelievable’ performance

Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta meet again on Sunday (Picture: Getty Images)

Paul Merson was very confident that Arsenal would beat Liverpool this weekend, that was until he saw the Reds demolish Chelsea on Wednesday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were in fine form at Anfield as they hammered the Blues 4-1, creating many more chances which could have left the score very embarrassing for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Incredibly Darwin Nunez hit the woodwork four times, setting a Premier League record for the most times a single player has done so in one contest.

Arsenal icon Merson was extremely impressed with what he saw from Liverpool, especially the likes of young right-back Conor Bradley who scored a wonderful first Premier League goal in the match.

The England international was so impressed that he now cannot see his former side beating the Reds at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Merson told Sportskeeda: ‘This is once again a must-win game for Arsenal. If they lose, they are out of the Premier League title race and a draw is no good either, so they absolutely have to go for it.

‘Before Liverpool’s demolition of Chelsea, I was quite bullish about this game and thought Arsenal would win. My opinion has changed now as the Reds were absolutely unbelievable last night. Chelsea weren’t great, but Liverpool blew them out of the water and could’ve had more goals if Darwin Nunez hadn’t struck the bar four times!

Conor Bradley was one of the stars of the show as Liverpool brushed Chelsea aside (Picture: Getty Images)

‘A draw isn’t ideal for Arsenal, but I don’t think Liverpool will lose too much sleep if they share the spoils away from home. One player who deserves a mention is Conor Bradley, oh my god where has he come from? He’s keeping Trent Alexander-Arnold out of the team and I couldn’t talk highly enough of him, he’s been a pleasure to watch.

‘With games coming thick and fast now, it remains to be seen if he keeps his place against Arsenal. Will Klopp decide to keep him in the team or will he take him out of the firing line for a bit? Only time will tell.

‘Joe Gomez kept Noni Madueke in his pocket and Liverpool’s forwards are scoring bags of goals, so you could say everything Jurgen Klopp has touched in recent weeks has turned to gold. In my opinion, he definitely starts ahead of Andy Robertson at the Emirates. Prediction: Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool.’


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