Paul Merson explains why Arsenal should throw support behind Liverpool against Aston Villa

Liverpool travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa on Monday night.


Former Arsenal player Paul Merson has urged fans to root for Liverpool against Aston Villa in their upcoming Premier League clash on Monday night.

Merson emphasized that Arsenal supporters should hope for a Liverpool victory to bolster their own chances in the title race.

With Villa Park set to host Jurgen Klopp’s side, a win for Liverpool would secure a top-four finish and Champions League qualification for Aston Villa next season.

This outcome would leave Tottenham with little at stake in their match against Manchester City the following day, a scenario that Arsenal would hope benefits them in the title race.

Reflecting on Arsenal’s recent win against Manchester United, Kai Havertz humorously remarked that he would become the “biggest fan of Tottenham ever.”

“I am going to be the biggest fan of Tottenham ever! Let’s hope for the best,” he told Sky Sports.

However, Merson acknowledges that such goodwill is unlikely to be reciprocated by Spurs supporters.

“If Villa get beat tomorrow, Tottenham are still in the race [for the Champions League],” Paul Merson explained on Sky Sports.

“So they need to get something [against City], if Villa get beat.

“Every Arsenal fan needs Villa to get beat tomorrow.

“If Liverpool can get a result, Tottenham have to stay hungry on Tuesday.

“If Liverpool win by two or three goals, all of a sudden [Villa] play Crystal Palace [on the final day of the season].

“No one wants to play Palace at the moment and [Spurs] go to Sheffield United.

“If Villa get a result, there’s no way. They won’t be playing for anything.

“I’ve played in those games… they don’t want Arsenal to win the league whatever happens.

“It will get to a stage where Tottenham fans will cheer if Man City score, they will.

“The one thing they don’t want is for Arsenal to win the league – the one thing.

“But they have no choice, if Villa get beat, than to stay hungry.”

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