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Paul Merson dismisses Alan Shearer's comments on Liverpool trio

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool looks on with ta smile ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Liverpool are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table following their win against Manchester City on Sunday.

Fabinho of Liverpool celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in Liverpool,...

Paul Merson has dismissed Alan Shearer's claim that Liverpool's midfield trio are their 'fab three' following their win against Manchester City over the weekend.

Merson made it clear that he doesn't think Liverpool's midfield three are the best in the world as he simply described them as 'hard-working' players, who are perhaps 'unsung heroes'

BBC Sport pundit Shearer lauded the qualities of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Wijnaldum after that 3-1 win at Anfield, as quoted by The Metro.

 

Speaking to The Debate on Sky Sports PL (11/11/19 10:10 pm), Merson was asked whether he agreed with Shearer's comments that Liverpool's midfield trio are their fab three.

“Not in opinion because I don't think they are the fab three,” Merson told Sky Sports. “I think the forwards are the best three. You take Van Dijk out of the back four and they are not the fab four.

“That midfield three of Liverpool is a very good, hard-working midfield three that play to a way that gives the fullbacks a great opportunity to bomb forward and they do so much hard work.

“I can understand that they are unsung heroes and I don't think they get the credit they deserve. For me, they're not the best three midfield players in the world of football. You look at the front three that's the best three in the world. That midfield three isn't the best in the world.”

Raheem Sterling of Man City battles with Jordan Henderson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in Liverpool,...

Fabinho opened the scoring on the day, whilst Henderson provided Sadio Mane with an assist for his goal.

Mo Salah netted Liverpool's second goal of the match, with VAR playing a major part in the game as City felt that they should have been awarded a penalty for handball before Fabinho opened the scoring.

In the end, nothing came of it, as Jurgen Klopp's side have now opened up a nine-point lead on fourth-placed Manchester City, and an eight-point lead on Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City.

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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