Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Liverpool v Huddersfield
Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Liverpool's clash with Huddersfield i the Premier League on Saturday at Anfield
Mark Lawrenson is predicting that Liverpool will return to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday when they host Huddersfield at Anfield.
The Reds have had a week off to reflect on the disappointment of their 4-1 loss to Tottenham at Wembley last weekend as they lost further ground in the Premier League title race.
That defeat by Spurs left Liverpool down in ninth place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind leaders Manchester City as they bid to try and get themselves back into the title race this season.
Huddersfield head into the game fresh from their impressive 2-1 victory over Manchester United last weekend after they became the first team to beat Jose Mourinho’s men this season.
However, former Liverpool star Lawrenson is tipping the Reds to bounce back and claim all three points this weekend at Anfield.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “I have got it wrong when I have backed Liverpool recently – but this is definitely a game I expect them to win.
“What is more important than my prediction is what Reds boss Jurgen Klopp does with his team after their heavy defeat at Tottenham.
“Will he stick with his defenders and goalkeeper and say to them: ‘You were awful last week, but go and prove to me you are better than that?’
“Huddersfield were fantastic against United, and got exactly what they deserved – but I am expecting to see a reaction from Liverpool, which is why I am backing them again this week too.”
Liverpool are aiming to improve on their fourth-placed finish in the Premier League last season as they look to try and challenge for the title this term.
The Reds appointed Jurgen Klopp as their new manager back in October 2015 but are yet to win a trophy under the German coach.