Paul Merson appears from time to time in the Liverpool fan’s news-stories. He makes a statement about the Reds almost every week and this one is of significance.
Paul Merson talks about the dynamic post Man City’s loss to Tottenham in the Champions League as well as the repercussions of the remaining fixtures on the two teams. According to Merson, the Reds have just the one advantage over Pep Guardiola’s side.
“I think City losing works against Liverpool. They’ve got another two games against Barcelona,”
“It has to be in the next two games. If they win the next two, I don’t see how City will get stopped.
“Liverpool play two games against Barcelona, City have got a rest then. The four days – Saturday and then Wednesday – if they win them… City going out has made it more of a good thing for them.
“The only advantage Liverpool have is them two games are now, straight after they’ve gone out.
“If it was just Tottenham this week, and then Man United the following week, then okay. But it’s a quick turnover.”
“I think Liverpool will beat Barcelona over two legs,”
“I don’t see how they can deal with the front three and I just think Virgil van Dijk will show he’s the best centre-half in the world.
“He will step up and the three going forward will be miles too quick for Barcelona.”