Former England goalkeeper David Seaman has backed Liverpool to win comfortably against Nottingham Forest tomorrow.
The Reds take on Forest at Anfield for the first time in over 24 years on Saturday. That game in October 1998 ended 5-1 to Liverpool, and speaking to his Seaman Says podcast, Seaman has predicted a similar outcome tomorrow.
“This is how many goals, did you not see Forest against Man United?!” said the 59-year-old. “I’m going to go 4-0 [to Liverpool]. I watched Forest at the weekend and I was not impressed.”
Liverpool not counting their chickens
Seaman isn’t the only one backing Liverpool to cruise through Saturday’s match. Paul Merson has also told Forest fans to expect the worst at Anfield.
But Reds supporters won’t be getting carried away. Although Steve Cooper’s side are in a poor run of form, they did beat Liverpool back in October.
Obviously, the big difference here is where the game is played. While Liverpool have an excellent home record, Forest are dreadful on the road. The two teams are at least similar in that respect.
If you think Liverpool have been bad on their travels this season though, Cooper and his merry band of summer signings have had the very worst away performance in the Premier League. Picking up just six points from 15 games, Forest have only won one game all season away from the City Ground.
By that logic, tomorrow should only go one way. An away win would be one of the shocks of the season. But in this most unpredictable of Liverpool campaigns, you simply can’t count on things going to plan.
Jurgen Klopp certainly won’t be getting complacent. Having seen his side deliver far too many unwanted records this year, he’ll be making sure the Reds are right at it come 3pm. Let’s hope they can prove the form book right and make it a comfortable afternoon at Anfield.