Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for West Ham v Liverpool
The Liverpool legend is tipping Jurgen Klopp's side to beat West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon
Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool to ease to victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday.
The Reds will make the trip to the English capital in search of three points to keep their recent run of form going following a tough start to the season.
Liverpool were 3-0 winners against promoted side Huddersfield Town last weekend to end a three-game winless run in the Premier League.
The Merseyside outfit took a big step closer to the Champions League knockout stage thanks to a 3-0 victory over Slovenian side Maribor at Anfield.
The 18-time English champions were 4-0 winners at West Ham in their penultimate game of 2016-17 to help secure a top-four finish and a return to the Champions League.
Former Liverpool defender Lawrenson is confident the Reds will continue their good record at the London Stadium with victory over West Ham United this weekend.
“We know they have defensive issues but it is very rare you make so many poor decisions in a game that costs you so many goals like they did at Wembley. Tottenham didn’t really have to create the goals,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“Liverpool won comfortably at London Stadium at the end of last season and I think they will win again. But I hope it doesn’t mean Bilic will lose his job – because that would be ridiculous.”
Liverpool are in sixth place in the Premier League table and three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea after 10 games.
The Reds have conceded 15 goals in their last five games on the road in the Premier League to raise questions about their defence.
However, Liverpool have managed to keep back-to-back clean sheets against Huddersfield Town and Maribor.