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Liverpool: Lawro Predicts Sunderland Result

Liverpool: Lawro Predicts Sunderland Result

What scoreline has former Reds defender Mark Lawrenson plumped for in the latest edition of his prediction feature?...

Ex-Liverpool centre-back turned media pundit Mark Lawrenson has expressed his feelings ahead of his old side's hosting of Sunderland on Wednesday night.

Writing in his regular 'Lawro Predicts' column for the BBC, the 55-year-old expects the hosts to be buoyed by Sunday's win over Queens Park Rangers and secure back-to-back victories.

Here's what he had to say in full...

"Liverpool got a much-needed win at QPR after they were rolled over by Stoke quite easily.

"Since midfielder Lucas Leiva, who I know didn't start against QPR, has come back Steven Gerrard has played in a more forward role, which should help against Sunderland.

"Liverpool know they have just got to start winning games on a more regular basis. It was only a couple of weeks ago they thought they could get into the top four and, although I don't think that is possible now, they need to push on to get in the top six.

"They will bring some players in during the January transfer window which will create more competition for places.

"It is a Sunderland team that will come and sit back, which is what manager Martin O'Neill's side's usually do away from home.

"They were very good defensively against Manchester City before the loss to Spurs and it tells you something about the personnel that they can't do it on a consistent basis.

"They will not be relegated as they are better than probably six other teams in the division."

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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Writer:Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Tuesday January 1 2013
Time: 11:27AM

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