Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson cannot see West Ham managing a win or draw at Anfield on Sunday.
However, given he can’t get the Irons’ manager’s name right we should perhaps treat all else he says with caution!
Speaking on the Sky Sports website Merson said “I can’t see anything but a Liverpool win. West Ham have bought well but so have Liverpool.
“Jurgen Klopp has targeted where he needs to strengthen and I expect Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri to improve them. They look a really good team and this is a really tough start for Mauricio Pellegrini.
PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0 win for Liverpool“
At the Premier League launch earlier this week Pellegrini said: ““My expectations for West Ham are just to win the first game. Then, after that, we will see what happens with the second game. We will go step by step. We have a lot of new players and it’s not easy to make a team when you have a lot of new faces, but we trust in what we are doing, the players are happy, so we will take things game by game.”