Newcastle United are set to host Liverpool at St. James Park for their third match of the Premier League 2023/24 season.
After earning their ticket to the Champions League last season, the Magpies have maintained a strong form, kick-starting the on-going campaign with a 5-1 victory over Aston Villa, but losing to the league champions last week. Liverpool, on the other hand, having missed out on Top 4, was looking to have a strong comeback this season, which seems to be a difficult task for Klopp's men.
Ahead of the game, Merson revealed his prediction via Sportskeeda, stating that Eddie Howe's side will be the winners of the meeting.
"If Newcastle start this game at a hundred miles an hour, I don't see Liverpool being able to cope with them. They need to turn it on like they did against Aston Villa. I watched Liverpool against Bournemouth last week, and Bournemouth were very good in the first 20 minutes of the game.
If Newcastle play the way they usually do and start, they can smother Liverpool all over this pitch. If they can make the most of their start, I think they'll be able to win this game."
Prediction: Newcastle United 3-1 Liverpool