Liverpool fans rip into Merson's pre-match prediction on Twitter after 6-0 win

Shock horror, the pundit didn't exactly see Liverpool's 6-0 win over Aston Villa coming...

Has anyone ever got a pre-match prediction this badly wrong? Indeed, Paul Merson thought Aston Villa would beat Liverpool 1-0 on Sunday afternoon... with Joleon Lescott scoring the winner...

Now, we all get predictions wrong. Some weeks, it's hard to get one score right even when predicting all 10.

But to back a 1-0 Villa win against Liverpool was brave, even in the form the Reds were in.

And to then see Jurgen Klopp's men win 6-0 must have had alarm bells ringing in Merson's head.

Knowing the Sky Sports pundit, of course, he will just laugh it off and, in fairness to the former midfielder, it's his light-hearted side that makes him brilliant entertainment value.

Liverpool fans could be forgiven for ripping into Merson on Twitter after the game, though. And they duly did.

A 1-0 win for Aston Villa with one of the worst players on the pitch netting the winner? Things could have gone worse for Merson's pre-match verdict. No, hang on, they actually couldn't...

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