Paul Merson states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Burnley

Sunday, 10 Mar, 2019

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson emphasised the importance of Liverpool FC beating Burnley on Saturday to keep their title challenge alive.

Liverpool have lost top spot in the Premier League table to Manchester City after drawing three of their last five games.

Liverpool have picked up 22 points from the last 27 available against Burnley (W7-D1-L1).

It was the sixth time Aguero won the monthly award which ties him as the highest with Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Tottenham forward Harry Kane.

Gomez has not played for Liverpool since his leg was fractured in a heated clash at Burnley in December.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has emerged the victor of the Premier League Manager of the Month award for February. So, when Burnley travel to Anfield on Sunday for the lunch-time kick-off, it is fair to say that both teams will have something to play for. I look at a squad of players, some of whom I'm still friends with. I am not ready for mind games because I am not interested.

Klopp may now look to rotate his troops Xherdan Shaqiri hoping for a recall.

De Bruyne will have played in just seven of City's 30 league games this term if, as expected, he misses out against Watford.

Here's how they could line up against Sean Dyche's team. Westwood, Cork, Hendrick and McNeil will form the midfield while Barnes and Wood are set to be retained up front.

Answers: 1. West Brom in 2010-11 and Wimbledon in 1999-00. 2.

Tottenham, who have managed only one point from their last three Premier League games, will have to do without their manager Maurico Pochettino on the sidelines, though.

The Reds host Burnley on Sunday knowing they will be four adrift of the champions if Pep Guardiola's side defeat Watford a day earlier. Well, truth be said, Liverpool have let the baton slip over the last two away games and even winning all the remaining nine games might not be enough for them to win the title.

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"It is normal that the supporters want it more than anyone", he said.

And City's gruelling schedule, as they continue to compete for four trophies, has clearly impacted upon, not only De Bruyne but a number of other players, with Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte also suffering recent injuries. Especially this year because the race is so tight.

Finding value in such lopsided contests can prove tricky but there's mileage in dipping down into Betfair Sportsbook's Same Game Multi market where a Liverpool win, Over 2.5 Goals and Sadio Mane to score can be snapped up at 11/8.

"Certain people will see it as failure but that is football and opinions". We can expect Liverpool to go out with attacking intent against a resurgent but defensive Burnley side and expect the Reds to win with a comfortable scoreline.