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12-04-2019 | 20:26 Football

Pundits give their predictions for Liverpool - Chelsea match

Sky Sports and BBC pundits Paul Merson and Mark Lawrenson have given their prediction for the upcoming match of EPL between Liverpool and Chelsea. Liverpool will have their last match of the season against a Top - 6 club after Jurgen Klopp’s team managed to beat Tottenham at Anfield. Currently, Reds are in a good form as they have won 6 matches in a row in all competitions (4 in Premier League, 2 in Champions League). Paul Merson (Sky Sports) I'm not sure if Eden Hazard's going to play as the Europa League is a massive competition for Chelsea. For the manager, winning that competition is bigger for him than getting into the top four - for a manager who's never won anything before. This is a big opportunity for [Maurizio] Sarri so it's a question of what team gets set up for Chelsea. If Chelsea play their full team, and don't worry about next Thursday, this will be game on - no question about that - but I'm just going to go for Liverpool. Liverpool are going to get nervous. They've not won the league in 29 years, and everyone in the city is talking about it, so there's bound to be nerves. If they can get this game out of the way, Man City will have to do it the hard way. Mark Lawrenson (BBC) I think Liverpool will win this whether Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri picks his best team or not. I was at Tuesday's win over Porto in the Champions League and the Reds should have won by more than two goals, but I always felt they could have raised their game at any time. They have had a decent rest since Tuesday night and I don't think they were overstretched in midweek anyhow.

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