Paul Merson predicts Liverpool's FA Cup clash v West Ham

Paul Merson

The pundit believes the odds are stacked against the Reds as they host West Ham.

Paul Merson believes West Ham United will complete a treble over Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, according to his regular predictions column on Sky Sports.

Indeed, the pundit says he can't see the Reds beating the east London club despite having home advantage at Anfield.

Liverpool host West Ham in the FA Cup having already lost twice to Slaven Bilic's side in the Premier League this campaign. They did, however, beat Stoke City on penalties in their Capital One Cup semi-final during midweek.

And the former Arsenal midfielder told Sky Sports: "I just can't see Liverpool winning this game. West Ham have done the double over them and Liverpool have just played 120 mins plus penalties.

"I know they won and that puts more air into your lungs but West Ham are a very good team. We saw that against Manchester City."

Judging by Liverpool's performance against Stoke on Tuesday night, the odds are stacked against the Reds.

As Merson points out, the Hammers have also done the double over Jurgen Klopp's men so far this season.

The hope for Liverpool, of course, is that the confidence gained from their penalty shootout win will inspire a new lease of life on Saturday evening.

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