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Paul Merson predicts where Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea will finish in Premier League

Paul Merson has predicted how the top-four race in the Premier League will unfold (Picture: Sky Sports)

Arsenal legend Paul Merson has delivered his Premier League top-four prediction and backed Liverpool to edge out Chelsea for the final Champions League spot.

Manchester City are currently ten points clear at the top of the table and Merson says there is no stopping Pep Guardiola’s side, who have won 18 successive matches.

Their local rivals Manchester United are second and former Arsenal and England star Merson believes that will be where they remain, ahead of third-placed Leicester City.

West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool are currently fourth, fifth and sixth respectively but Merson expects the Hammers to fall away and Liverpool to come through and pip Thomas Tuchel’s Blues to a Champions League spot.

Merson told Sky Sports: ‘Man City are in, obviously – that’s the easy part!

‘Next, I have to stick with Manchester United and Leicester, who are a very good team. The top three now will stay there, in my opinion.

‘After that, this is so difficult. You know me, I don’t like to sit on the fence, but I’m finding it really hard to pick a team for the final…