Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Everton
The Liverpool FC legend can't see past a home win in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday afternoon
Mark Lawrenson admits he can’t see past a comfortable Liverpool FC win against Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds were brilliant 7-0 winners against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday night to secure their place in the last-16 draw.
Liverpool have scored 12 times in their last two games following a resounding 5-1 win against Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League last weekend.
Jurgen Klopp has the luxury of key men hitting top form following goals from Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah over the past week.
Furthermore, the Reds will come up against an Everton defence that has conceded 28 times in 15 games in the Premier League so far this season.
In addition, Liverpool FC were 3-1 winners against the Toffees in the last Merseyside derby at Anfield back in March.
Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is confident Klopp’s attack will score the goals necessary to secure three points against Sam Allardyce’s resurgent Everton.
“I am at Anfield for BBC Radio 5 live, and I am expecting Liverpool to win,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“Everton have got a new manager and have won their past three games. This early spell is when Sam Allardyce usually has a big effect on results, but I think Liverpool might alter that statistic on this occasion.
“Because of their Europa League tie on Thursday, Allardyce will not have had much time to train with his squad, Everton ship a lot of goals and boy do Liverpool like scoring them at the moment.
“The Reds record in front of goal is just staggering, as is the amount of chances they are creating at the moment too,
It will not be one-way traffic – it is a derby, and I know what kind of games they are – but even if it is a lot tighter, I cannot see Liverpool making lots of chances without taking a couple of them.”
Liverpool FC and Eveton were pitted against each other in the third round of the FA Cup during the week.
The Merseyside clubs will battle it out for a FA Cup fourth-round spot in January.