‘No chance’ Liverpool will go season unbeaten, says Merson
Liverpool will not go the Premier League season unbeaten despite their “ridiculous” start to the campaign, says Paul Merson.
Liverpool’s last-gasp win against Leicester on Saturday was also their 17th straight win in the Premier League.
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However, 15 years after Arsenal completed their remarkable Invincibles campaign, Merson does not think Liverpool will repeat the feat.
“Liverpool won't go unbeaten, not a chance. What Arsenal did all those years ago, that's some going. What Liverpool are doing, winning all these games on the trot, though, is ridiculous,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“They weren't great the other day. When Leicester got to 1-1, they looked like the team that might nick it, even though Liverpool didn't deserve to lose. For 70-odd minutes they were the better team, but they just kept on going and you have to get some breaks every now and again.
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“No-one is going to look back on October 5 and remember the penalty, but that spot-kick could've been a massive, massive goal.
“When you win league titles, everybody forgets about what happens in October and November. Everybody just thinks about what happened in April or May, but the penalty could be massive in the context of the title race.”