Paul Merson predicts result of Liverpool v Crystal Palace

Jürgen Klopp laughing

The former Arsenal man is backing Jurgen Klopp for another win.

If you had to choose a bogey team for Brendan Rodgers' reign at Liverpool you would be hard pushed to look beyond Crystal Palace.

They knew just how to ruffle Liverpool's feathers in the past two seasons, even costing them the title in 2013-14 after a late fightback at Selhurst Park.

Nowadays Rodgers is gone and Palace face a Liverpool side rejuvenated by the appointment of former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp.

He will be hoping to continue his unbeaten start to life in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday and former Arsenal attacker and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson reckons he will.

He predicted a 2-1 win for Klopp's men, explaining his decision in his Sky Sports column he stated:

"Palace seem to have gone off the boil. I remember Palace ripping Liverpool to shreds last year but I don't see it happening again.

"I feel Jurgen Klopp will turn Liverpool around, especially after that massive result at Chelsea. I still think Palace will put up a decent fight in what will be a hard-fought game, but I just fancy Liverpool."

Palace and Liverpool both like to play out from the back fast so this should hopefully be a very exciting affair and Klopp will hope his more up-tempo style of play will fare better against Palace than the patient but unfortunately laboured approach play that has sneaked in toward the end of the Rodgers era.

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