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Paul Merson predicts Liverpool v Crystal Palace

By Harvey Byrne

Paul Merson has predicted a stalemate between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Saturday evening kick off.

Sky Sports pundit Merson has predicted a 1-1 draw between the two in south east London, highlighting the trip would prove a stern test for the Reds.

The ground has not proven to be a happy place for the Merseysiders in recent times, failing to win in six of their last eight matches in Selhurst Park.

Outspoken pundit Merson believes that Jurgen Klopp’s side will continue with their poor record and believes that the in form Reds will be held away from Anfield.

“Everybody is talking Liverpool up as contenders for the title but a trip to Palace is a stiff examination of their credentials,” Merson wrote in his Sky Sports column.

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“Alan Pardew seems to be one of those managers that blows hot and cold because his side either win six on the trot or lose six.

“The defeat at Leicester was their second on the bounce and they face a big test themselves on Saturday.

“If Palace defend like they did at Leicester, they won’t get anything from this game but they’re a better team than the last two games and will take something from this match.”

A mix of fringe and youth players helped Liverpool to beat Tottenham 2-1 on Tuesday evening and continue their impressive form in the new campaign.

The victory marked their seventh from eight games in all competitions and they currently sit joint top of the Premier League table with Manchester City and Arsenal.

Klopp’s team will have their eyes set on the top prize as they aim to win the Premier League title for the first time.

In other Liverpool news, Lloris Karius has sent this Twitter message ahead of the clash against Crystal Palace.