Former Anfield defender Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Sunday’s Premier League fixture between Everton 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 first Merseyside derby of the season take place at Goodison Park.
Both meetings finished in a draw last season and a repeat this time around looks a distinct possibility.
Here’s what Lawro has to say about the game in full…
“Everton are up in fifth place and have made a really good start to the season.
“The funny thing is, I was at their first game of the season, at home to Watford, and all the fans were complaining about the lack of signings and how they played too much tippy-tappy football.
“They are not moaning much at the moment, which just shows you how quickly things can change when results pick up.
“Credit to Toffees boss Roberto Martinez because he has managed to find a way of playing with Arouna Kone and Romelu Lukaku together up front.
“Everton are in better form, but this is a derby and that tends to go out of the window.
“Whether I follow my heart or my head, it does not make much difference because they are such horrible games to predict.
“I am going for a draw, which is a result Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will be happier with at the moment.”
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 former NFL star Osi Umenyiora.
Osi’s prediction: 0-2
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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