Writer: Gavin John Day
Date:Saturday February 16 2013
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 thoughts ahead of Swansea City's Premier League visit to his old side on Sunday.
Writing in his regular 'Lawro Predicts' column for the BBC, the 55-year-old revealed he expects the hosts to edge the contest over their League Cup Final opponents.
Here's what he had to say in full...
"Liverpool's defeat by West Brom on Monday was a strange game and I have never known the atmosphere so muted at Anfield from the start of a game.
"If you miss a penalty like Liverpool at 0-0 then you make things difficult for yourself in the Premier League, no matter who you are playing.
"But up until West Brom scored the first of their two late goals, Liverpool were more than comfortable and should have been in front without creating loads of chances.
"It was a result that showed exactly where Liverpool are at right now, which is ninth in the Premier League. It has been a campaign of two steps forward, then one back.
"Swansea are without centre-back Chico Flores, who is a doubt for next week's Capital One Cup final with an ankle injury, which is a blow.
"They won at Anfield earlier in that Cup run and they also scrapped for a draw with Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium in November when they did not play well but their manager Michael Laudrup seemed to say, 'let's take a point', which is exactly what they did. I think Liverpool might edge this one, though."
Lawro's prediction: 2-1
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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Date:Saturday February 16 2013
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