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Paul Merson makes strong Liverpool prediction with Southampton claim ahead of final day clash

Hampshire Live logo Hampshire Live 27.05.2023 11:32:16 Rob Warlow
Paul Merson has had his say on Southampton

Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson thinks Liverpool will thrash Southampton on the final day of the season.

Saints welcome Jurgen Klopp's men to St Mary's on Sunday, with Southampton looking to try and end their disappointing campaign on a positive note, having been relegated from the Premier League.

Ruben Selles' side face a tough task against Liverpool, who have been on a good run of form of late as they made a push for the top four, before ultimately missing out on a Champions League place.

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But while the final day clash on the south coast has nothing riding on it for both clubs in terms of their finishing positions, Merson reckons that Liverpool will run out comfortable winners at St Mary's.

"I think Liverpool will destroy Southampton to finish their season on a positive note, I'm going for a 4-0 win for the away side. On a hot summer's day down at St Mary's against a relegated team, they will finish on a blast. Mohamed Salah loves scoring goals and I expect him to play a big role for Jurgen Klopp's side as the Reds prepare to bid adieu to the likes of Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain," he told Sportskeeda.

"Firmino is an unbelievable player and I would like to think he's a legend of the Jurgen Klopp era at Liverpool. Salah and Sadio Mane produced the numbers season after season, but Firmino knitted it all together. I couldn't talk highly enough of the man - Liverpool wouldn't have been as good as they were if it wasn't for him.

"Oxlade-Chamberlain is a great player but he's just been dogged by injuries over the years. If he gets fit, he could be a great signing for a handful of Premier League clubs. As for Keita, I can count on one hand the number of good games he's hand for Liverpool. He's a talented player but I don't think he ever played 20 games in a row for the Reds, I have no idea why things just never happened for him at Anfield."


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