Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Brighton v Liverpool FC

The Liverpool FC legend is tipping Jurgen Klopp's side to secure a 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday afternoon

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Liverpool FC to ease to a 2-0 win at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds were impressive 3-0 winners against Stoke City on Wednesday night thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah at the bet365 Stadium.

Liverpool FC are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games to keep pace with their top-four rivals following mixed spell in September and October.

Klopp’s men have scored 13 times in victories over Huddersfield Town, West Ham United, Southampton and Stoke over the past month or so and have only conceded one goal.

Defending Premier League champions Chelsea managed to deny Liverpool FC a fourth straight win last weekend after Willian’s 85th-minute equaliser cancelled out Salah’s brilliant opener.

Brighton have produced commendable performance in narrow loss to Manchester United last weekend with a deflected Ashley Young strike sealing three points for Jose Mourinho’s side in controversial circumstances.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Klopp’s men to beat another of his old clubs in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

“Brighton are another of my old teams and it is great to see them taking on Liverpool in the top flight again for the first time since 1983,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“The Seagulls will sit in even though they are at home, which will make things difficult for the Reds, but I am still expecting them to come out on top.”

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term to secure a return in the Champions League after two-season absence.

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