Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson very rarely predicts a Newcastle win, and you couldn’t expect him to predict 3 points at Liverpool tomorrow.
But for the Manchester United game – although he predicted a Red Devils win – he did say Newcastle could surprise the Red Devils.
That’s just exactly what we did in the 1-0 win.
Paul predicts a narrow win for Liverpool on Saturday but says that Rafa Benitez can make it difficult for his former club, who have been in sparkling form lately and seem to be scoring goals for fun.
Paul Merson – predicts a narrow Liverpool win
This is what Paul has said on Sky Sports:
“Last week’s result was a huge disappointment for Newcastle.”
“Having won the week before and to be 2-0 up away from home, winning back-to-back games in a relegation scrap can be massive.”
“We saw that with Huddersfield. It can give you that free swing in a game you’re not expected to win.”
“Huddersfield can go into the Tottenham game this weekend and if they lose it’s no big deal.”
“They did their job in the previous weeks. Newcastle could have had that with victory at Bournemouth.”
“They will make things difficult for Liverpool though, who will be fully focused on getting a result.”
“They’ve got Champions League next midweek but after their first leg result, they should not be taking their eyes off Newcastle.”
“They need as many points as possible before the Champions League quarter-finals, starting with a hard-fought win over Newcastle on Saturday.”
A draw would be a great result for us tomorrow at Anfield.