Mark Lawrenson states prediction for Bournemouth v Liverpool
The Liverpool legend is tipping Jurgen Klopp's side to drop points against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon
Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool to drop points in a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds haven’t lost a Premier League game since a surprise 2-0 defeat by promoted side Burnley at Turf Moor in their second fixture of the 2016-17 campaign.
Liverpool suffered a blow last weekend after Philippe Coutinho suffered a serious ankle injury in the first half of their 2-0 win against Sunderland at Anfield.
However, England international Adam Lallana is expected to return from an injury lay-off to bolster Klopp’s Liverpool side ahead of their trip to the Cherries.
Former Reds defender Lawrenson has his doubts about Liverpool – though, suggesting that Klopp’s side could struggle against Eddie Howe’s men on the south coast.
“The Cherries played some nice football and created chances at Emirates Stadium and I am sure they will do the same on Sunday – I think they might get something from the game this time too,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“Liverpool looked a little lethargic in their EFL Cup win over Leeds without the injured Philippe Coutinho, and I don’t think Adam Lallana is fit to return yet either.
“Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has got other options up there – Roberto Firmino could move into the Coutinho role, for example, and Divock Origi could come in to their front-line – but it does leave Liverpool a little less potent in attack.”
Liverpool have already beaten Arsenal and Chelsea on the road in the Premier League this season to underline their status as genuine title contenders.
The Reds have scored 32 times in 13 Premier League games in the 2016-17 season so far.