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4th May, 2017 | 2:07pm

Paul Merson predicts Liverpool v Southampton

By Harvey Byrne

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has predicted a comfortable win for Liverpool when they take on Southampton this weekend.

The Reds are currently preparing to host the south coast side at Anfield on Sunday for the 1.30pm kick off.

The Merseysiders are still in a battle for a top four spot with four points separating them from fierce rivals Manchester United in fifth, while the Saints are just aiming to finish as high as possible.

The two clubs have already met three times this season in all competitions with the pair playing out a 0-0 draw in the league before the Hampshire based side dumped them out of the EFL Cup at the semi-final stage with a 2-0 aggregate win.

However, ex-Arsenal defender Merson believes the Reds will record an easy win this weekend and has predicted a 3-0 victory for the home side.

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“The race for the top four is back in Liverpool’s hands and that’s all you can ask for at this stage of the season. I expect them to win this game easily,” told Merson to the Sky Sports website.

“Southampton are another team that are on holiday so I’m expecting a comfortable afternoon for Jurgen Klopp’s side.”

Liverpool are in good form at the moment with a return of three victories from their last four league matches.

On the other side, Southampton are struggling and have picked up just two wins from their last seven matches in the league with no danger of relegation.

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