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Liverpool: Lawro Predicts Chelsea Result

Former Reds defender Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Liverpool vs. Chelsea and attempts to predict the result...

Ex-Anfield centre-back, turned media pundit, Mark Lawrenson has expressed his thoughts ahead of a potentially decisive fixture in this season's Premier League title race as the top two go head-to-head at Anfield.

The Merseysiders go into the match looking for a club record equalling 12th straight top-flight victory - a feat they last achieved when lifting the trophy in 1990.

Chelsea's chances of being crowned champions will be over if they lose but they do have the solace of a Champions League semi-final to fall back on.

If the Blues could pull of a victory it will potentially hand the initiative to third-placed Manchester City who have a game in hand on the other two contenders.

Lawrenson, writing in his regular 'Lawro Predicts' column for the BBC, is confident that will not happen though.

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

"As everyone knows, this game is sandwiched in between the two legs of Chelsea's Champions League semi-final and I can fully understand Jose Mourinho fielding a slightly-weakened team at Anfield.

"I still think Mourinho will pick a side that will be very difficult to beat; that is Jose's way.

"But Liverpool can do no wrong at the moment. They keep blowing teams away in the first half-an-hour at home and, if they do that to Chelsea, I do not see the Blues coming back.

"Because of that, I would be bullish about this fixture if I were in the Liverpool camp. I think they will beat Chelsea and I honestly believe they will win the title at Crystal Palace in their next game.

"Liverpool have kept on playing in this attacking style and it just shows you that, if you get the right players in and you can get on a run, this is what you can achieve. They have been outstanding."

Lawro's prediction: 2-0



Lawro's opponent
Each week Lawro invites a guest to give their predictions before seeing who guesses the most scores correctly.

This week he's up against actor Zak Efron.

Ken's prediction: 3-2



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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Writer:Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Saturday April 26 2014
Time: 9:06AM

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