Paul Merson has backed Liverpool to e book their place within the FA Cup ultimate by beating Manchester Metropolis at Wembley tomorrow.
The 2 sides meet within the semi-final of the world’s oldest cup competitors after having not too long ago performed out an exhilarating 2-2 draw within the Premier League on the Etihad final weekend.
“I obtained final week’s Premier League prediction proper! Manchester Metropolis have performed out a 2-2 draw with Liverpool this month and I reckon Liverpool have a slight benefit on this recreation,” Merson advised Sportskeeda (by way of the Metro).
“Metropolis had an actual exhausting recreation in opposition to Atletico Madrid, to be truthful. They’ve needed to journey this week, and it was a really bodily recreation as nicely.
“Liverpool rested Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Fabinho within the Champions League and are virtually sure to attain objectives this weekend.”
Each groups are evenly matched and have world-class high quality everywhere in the pitch – the 2 sides couldn’t be separated in Manchester final week and we could also be in for extra of the identical this time round.
A spot within the ultimate is at stake if we’re to defeat Pep Guardiola’s aspect and the FA Cup is the one trophy that Jurgen Klopp is but to carry as Liverpool boss.
Merson rightly identified that the Liverpool boss supplied some much-needed relaxation to our star gamers on Wednesday night time in opposition to Benfica.
He made a whopping seven modifications from the workforce that began on the Etihad, however we’re anticipating the large names to in fact come again into the workforce for tomorrow’s conflict.
Metropolis had a tough assembly with Atletico Madrid within the Spanish capital through the week and a few of their stars could also be feeling the results.
Guardiola has reportedly been dealt an enormous blow with the information that Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker will miss the fixture after sustaining accidents within the goalless draw with Diego Simeone’s aspect.
They’re vitally essential figures for the Sky Blues and gamers of that high quality will certainly be missed.
We’ve already gained the Carabao Cup this season and are looking down Premier League and Champions League success, however so too are Metropolis.
We now have each proper to imagine we are able to create historical past and win all 4 trophies in a single season, however the Cityzens will fancy thier possibilities of profitable the three remaining trophies on provide and finishing a formidable treble.
Merson has predicted the Reds to win 2-1 – we actually hope he’s spot on.