Paul Merson insists Liverpool’s recent draws with Manchester United and Everton were good results for Jurgen Klopp’s side in this season’s title race.
Sunday’s goalless draw in the Merseyside Derby was Liverpool‘s fourth in their past six fixtures, a sequence of results which has seen Manchester City overtake the Reds at the top for the first time since December.
Despite falling a point behind Pep Guardiola’s side, former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes both results may prove to be important.
Speaking on Sky Sports The Debate, Merson said: “I think you’ll look back come what may and go ‘Everton away and Man United away were two massive, massive draws, two big results’.
“I was lucky enough to win the league twice, we had a melt, we had a proper melt against Liverpool. They caught us and we ended up winning it.
“But you learn, as you go on, when you don’t play well, make sure you don’t lose.
“Them points mount up and it mounts up and it mounts up.
“Them two points means they’re a point behind. Otherwise, they’re three points behind and it’s goodnight if they’d have lost both of them.
“For me, I’m going to go with Liverpool [to win the league] still.
“I think they’ll find that form and Man City have got so many big games.
“I think at the end of the day if they get to the semi-final of the Champions League, I think the Champions League will be their priority, in my opinion.”