Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes Liverpool will do better to get knocked out FA Cups so that they can focus on the Premier League.
“The quicker they go out of these competitions, the more of an unbelievable chance they have to win the Premier League,” Merson said. “Twenty-nine years now without the league, what an opportunity, you don’t want to keep playing game after game after game.”
“They’ve not got the biggest squad in the world,” said Merson. “These chances do not come along too often, you win it one year, and the next you’re blown away in 10 games. They’ve got to take that chance.”
When quizzed about the quality of Liverpool and Manchester City, Merson said, “In the Premier League, no, not even around Europe. I think those two teams are head and shoulders above. That was an absolute cracker of a game, top quality players getting on the ball, playing with pace and energy. I think Liverpool will be a bit disappointed getting beat.”