Paul Merson predicts how title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City will perform this week

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Leicester powered past Arsenal last week and travel to the Etihad next (Picture: Getty)‘Manchester City will have a go, and they’ve got the ammunition to hurt them on the break with Vardy’s pace. They wiped the floor with Arsenal last week. They’re not used to having the ball but Brendan Rodgers has got them looking like a real good team.‘I’m not saying they’re going to win, but if you were Liverpool and you had to pick someone for City to play outside the top boys, who didn’t have much to play for, you’d pick them. City looked nervous against Burnley, but the longer it’s 0-0 or 1-0 here, you never know.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 4 May 2019 8:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link168Shares Paul Merson predicts how title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City will perform this weekcenter_img The Premier League title rivals face two potential banana skins (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson believes the Premier League title race will go down to the final day of the season as he backs both Manchester City and Liverpool to win their penultimate matches.Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to St James’ Park for a reunion with former manager Rafa Benitez on Saturday evening, while City host another ex Liverpool boss – Brendan Rodgers – when Leicester City visit the Etihad.Merson is expecting two tough but very different matches, with Newcastle likely to defend for their lives while Leicester will take the game to City – and could spring a surprise. Liverpool suffered a heavy defeat to Barca at Camp Nou in the Champions League (Getty)‘You hope Liverpool win, you really do, because otherwise you look at it and the fact they lost 3-0 at Barcelona, and if they draw here their season’s fizzled out in four days,’ Merson told Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think they’ll win, the other night they just came up against an extraordinary club. They don’t deserve their season to fizzle out. They should at least take it to the last day.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Newcastle will make it a long night for them, they’re used to being tight, they don’t have to entertain, their fans know what they’re like, they’ll make it hard and it’ll be a tough one.’On City’s clash with Leicester, he continued: ‘Never say never here. I’ve seen this Leicester team play and they’re a decent team. Commentlast_img