Mark Lawrenson states prediction for Liverpool v Stoke City

The former Liverpool defender is confident that Jurgen Klopp's side will beat Stoke City on Tuesday

Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool’s attack to overcome Stoke City at Anfield on Tuesday.

The Reds were dramatic 1-0 winners against Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on Monday night thanks to Sadio Mane’s added-time winner.

Liverpool have won their last two Premier League games thanks to a 3-0 victory over promoted side Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

The 18-time English champions are in second place in the Premier League table and six points behind current leaders Chelsea after 17 games.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in the Premier League at Anfield this season after a run of five victories and two stalemates.

Former Liverpool defender Lawrenson is confident that Klopp’s superior attack can fire the Merseyside outfit to three points.

“I was at Stoke’s 2-2 draw with Leicester last weekend and, when the Potters were 2-0 up, their shape looked pretty good with Joe Allen and Bojan behind Jon Walters,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“But Mark Hughes’s side still did not create many chances and, as soon as Leicester put them under pressure, they just cracked a little bit – they were even struggling to defend the crosses that the Foxes were putting into the box, which is very unlike Stoke.

“I may well have caught the Stoke defence on a bad day but I think Liverpool’s movement and pace in attack will just be too much for them.”

Liverpool are in second place in the Premier League table and a point ahead of Manchester City.

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The Reds have only lost to Bournemouth and Burnley in the English top flight this term.

The 18-time English champions finished in eighth place in the table last term.

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