By Harvey Byrne

Paul Merson believes that Liverpool will beat Sunderland comfortably on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 victory.

The Reds are currently sat in second place in the league table, while Sunderland are placed at the opposite end in 19th.

Jurgen Klopp’s team are one point behind Chelsea in first and will be keen to return to winning ways, after being held at Southampton in a 0-0 draw in their last fixture.

Sky Sports pundit Merson believes that Liverpool will return to winning ways at Anfield, stating that the Reds will have too much for the Black Cats.

“Again, with the big boys, they have got to win,” Merson wrote in his column for Sky Sports. “There is no point drawing – draws are no good.

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“I know Sunderland have turned a corner a bit but I think this will be a corner too far for them so for that reason I would expect Liverpool to win.”

Liverpool have not lost since the 2-0 defeat suffered against Burnley in their second league fixture.

By contrast, Sunderland have four defeats from their last six fixtures, but their previous two matches have brought victories.

David Moyes will be looking to take his side out of the relegation spots, as they sit three points behind West Ham in 17th.

However, he has never tasted success at Anfield when in charge of both Everton and Manchester United respectively.

The two sides last met in February with goals from Adam Johnson, Jermain Defoe, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino resulting in a 2-2 draw.

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