Date: 20th May 2017 at 8:20am
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Ex-Reds centre-back Mark Lawrenson previews the visit of already-relegated Middlesbrough on Sunday…

Throughout the 2016/17 campaign former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson is again sharing his thoughts and predictions on Premier League fixtures with the BBC.

As in previous years, we will be filtering Lawro’s ramblings each week to bring you his views on games involving Liverpool.

Sunday sees Jürgen Klopp‘s men bring the curtain down on an inconsistent season knowing victory against Middlesbrough will still result in them achieving the primary aim of securing Champions League for football next season.

Here’s what Lawro has to say about the game in full…

“A win for Liverpool will secure a top-four finish and surely even they cannot slip up this time.

“It is all very well saying because Middlesbrough are down already, the pressure is off them and they can go to Anfield and play their football – well, I have not seen Boro play any for the past 37 games.

“One big effort from Liverpool will get them over the line, and there will be a good atmosphere which will help.

“It is a big game and if they are not revved up and they cannot beat Boro, then they do not deserve to be in the Champions League.”

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

About This Former LFC Player
Mark Lawrenson joined Liverpool from Brighton & Hove Albion for a then club record £900k in the summer of 1981. The Republic of Ireland international centre-back soon struck up a formidable partnership with Alan Hansen after injury to club stalwart Phil Thompson. After 332 appearances, Lawrenson left the club in 1989 and after a season playing in the American Soccer League went on to manage Oxford United and Peterborough United. During his time at Anfield, ‘Lawro’ won 5 league titles, 3 League Cups, a European Cup and an FA Cup.

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