Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Liverpool v Burnley

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Liverpool's clash with Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool to return to winning ways in the Premier League with a thumping 3-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds head into the game looking to bounce back from their humiliating 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend.

The Merseyside outfit were also held to a 2-2 draw by Sevilla in their Champions League group opener on Tuesday night at Anfield.

Liverpool are now preparing to welcome Sean Dyche’s side to Anfield as they bid to get their Premier League campaign back on track.

Philippe Coutinho made his first appearance of the season for the Reds when he came off the bench in the second half of Liverpool’s draw with Sevilla.

And former Reds star Lawrenson is tipping the Merseyside outfit to claim all three points when they host Burnley at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Lawrenson wrote in his column for BBC Sport: “Liverpool’s attacking talent still means they should win this game comfortably but they will have to be on their toes at the back, and be much more solid defensively than they have been of late.

“Burnley are well organised and work hard, but you know what to expect from them when they come forward – the outcome on Saturday depends on how well Liverpool deal with that.”

Liverpool are aiming to build on their fourth-placed finish last season under Jurgen Klopp as they look to challenge for the Premier League title this term.

The Reds booked their place in the group stage of the Champions League with victory over Hoffenheim in the play-off round.

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