Paul Merson is backing Liverpool FC to maintain their title bid on observe with a 3-0 victory over Leicester Metropolis at Anfield on Thursday evening.
The Merseyside outfit wish to sustain with Manchester Metropolis on the prime of the desk as they bid to maintain themselves within the race for the title this season.
The Reds started this week 9 factors behind Manchester Metropolis, with the Residents having performed one recreation greater than the Merseyside outfit – which means that Liverpool FC might probably scale back the hole to 6 factors in the event that they win their recreation in hand.
Leicester Metropolis are licking their wounds after the frustration of being knocked out of the FA Cup by the hands of Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp, in the meantime, is ready to welcome again each Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to his aspect following their exploits on the Africa Cup of Nations because the Reds flip their focus to the Premier League title run-in.
Whether or not the pair can be able to characteristic for the go to of Leicester Metropolis stays to be seen – however former Arsenal and England star Merson is tipping the Reds to assert a snug dwelling victory.
Writing in his column for Sportskeeda, Merson mentioned: “Leicester Metropolis are FA Cup holders. They’ve completely nothing else to play for all season. I couldn’t imagine I used to be watching – they misplaced to their native rivals. Nottingham Forest outplayed them within the FA Cup, and I believe it was the most important shock of the weekend.
“Leicester will not be getting relegated – in fact they’re not. Their season has began to fizzle out, nevertheless, and I fear for them. I don’t see something however a Liverpool win right here.”
Liverpool FC teenager Harvey Elliott was amongst the scorers for the Reds of their 3-1 FA Cup win over Cardiff on Sunday as he made his return from a severe ankle harm he suffered again in September.
And the 18-year-old couldn’t cover his delight at making a scoring return to the Reds workforce.
“It’s a dream come true,” Elliott said after the sport. “To return again from a horrible harm like that in fast time and to return right here and rating in entrance of the followers, I’m simply buzzing. It hasn’t actually sunk in but however I’m certain it’ll later.”