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23rd Feb, 2017 | 3:25pm

Paul Merson predicts Liverpool clash against Leicester, states what is not good enough

By Amir Mir

Paul Merson has backed Liverpool to beat Leicester 3-1 during their Premier League clash on Monday night at the King Power Stadium.

Sky Sports pundit Merson believes a draw is not good enough for the away team as Jurgen Klopp looks to move back into the top four.

The Reds’ last fixture was 11 days ago when they beat fellow rivals Tottenham 2-0 on home soil, but prior to that, they had suffered a number of bad results.

They will be hoping to produce consistent performances from now on as they take on the Premier League champions in their backyard.

Ahead of the game, former Arsenal man Merson delivered his verdict on the fixture and highlighted how Liverpool can win.

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“Liverpool need to win and Leicester are suffering from a lack of confidence,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“Liverpool are quite open and will travel to the King Power and have a go. They will highlight this game and draws are not good really so they will be going forward, leave themselves open and I expect Leicester to score.”

Klopp’s side have picked up five points during their last five league games which also resulted in them being knocked out of two cup competitions in between.

They are currently fifth in the table on 49 points from their 25 matches, one point behind fourth-placed Arsenal who play the Reds on March 4.

During that time, Arsene Wenger’s side will have a mini-break as their scheduled weekend opponents, Southampton are contesting the EFL Cup final with Manchester United on Sunday at Wembley.

Therefore, three points against the relegation-threatened Foxes could see the Merseyside club move into the top four.

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