Merson further added that he sees Liverpool defeating Newcastle United this weekend.
He wrote the following on SportsKeeda: “You’ve got a team that’s won four on the trot playing against a phenomenal Liverpool side this weekend. This game will tell Newcastle how far they’ve come and how far they’ve got to go.
“I’d be shocked if Jurgen Klopp rotated his team this weekend. Villarreal were well out of their depth last night and aren’t going to score three goals next week.
“Liverpool can even afford to lose that game, but they cannot drop points here. Liverpool must win this game because a draw is no good.
“City and Liverpool are miles ahead of every other Premier League team at the moment.
“Newcastle have done great – don’t get me wrong – but they’ll face a different kind of opponent in Liverpool.”
Anfield Watch Verdict
To be honest, we could see Klopp making a few changes simply because injuries do occur if players are not given a rest. The Reds have played a lot of football matches this season.
But, Klopp possesses plenty of squad depth. With that being the case, we are confident that the German could make a few changes and still claim a victory at St James' Park.
We wish Liverpool all the best ahead of the Premier League fixture.