Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Liverpool v Plymouth
Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Liverpool's FA Cup clash with Plymouth at Anfield on Sunday afternoon
Mark Lawrenson is tipping Liverpool to beat Plymouth Argyle 2-0 to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds head into the game on the back of their disappointing 2-2 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League last week.
However, following Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat by Tottenham, Liverpool managed to gain a point on the leaders and now trail the Blues by five points after 20 games.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will now turn their attentions to domestic affairs and their third-round clash with Plymouth at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
And former Liverpool star Lawrenson does not expect there to be an upset on Merseyside this weekend.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “This will be a great trip for Plymouth fans and will earn some money for the club too, but I cannot see them causing Liverpool many problems at Anfield.
“Liverpool will make a lot of changes and I am expecting to see quite a few young players start for them, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will put some experience in there too. Argyle are going well at the top of League Two and he will know he cannot take too many chances.
“Liverpool obviously do not want a defeat but they will want to avoid a replay too because that would mean another road trip in what is already an extremely busy month for his side because of both legs of their EFL Cup semi-final.”
Liverpool are looking to break back into the top four this season after the disappointment of their eighth-placed finish in the top flight last term.
The Reds appointed Klopp as their new manager back in October 2015 following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers.