Former Anfield defender Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Sunday’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Liverpool…
Ex-Reds centre-back Mark Lawrenson is again sharing his thoughts on Premier League and FA Cup fixtures with the BBC throughout this season.
As in previous years, we will be filtering Lawro’s ramblings each week to bring you his views and predictions on games involving Liverpool.
This weekend sees the Merseysiders travel to London for a league fixture with the newly crowned Premier League champions Chelsea.
The fifth-placed Reds will be looking to take advantage of any celebratory hangover from the hosts and keep their top four hopes alive in the process.
Here’s what Lawro has to say about the game in full…
“I am not sure what sort of team Jose Mourinho will pick now that Chelsea are confirmed as champions but it will not be seriously weakened because he will want all the players who won him the title to play.
“There will still be something of a carnival atmosphere at Stamford Bridge, though, and because of that I am backing Liverpool to nick a point.”
Lawro’s prediction: 1-1
Each week Lawro invites a guest to give their predictions before seeing who guesses the most scores correctly.
This week he’s up against Liverpool-supporting heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson.
“I’ve supported Liverpool my entire life,” commented the 22-year-old. “I’ve been to four games at home this season but it’s difficult to get time off training.”
“I’m not sure if it’s true but Emile Heskey is supposed to have the same birthday as me so he’s the first name I had on the back of my Liverpool shirt when I was younger. It was the logical choice!”
Katarina’s prediction: 1-2
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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