Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Fulham
The Liverpool FC legend is backing the Reds to beat Fulham at Anfield on Sunday afternoon
Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool FC to bounce back from a disappointing Champions League night with a victory over Fulham at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
The Merseyside outfit slumped to an alarming 2-0 loss to Red Star Belgrade in Serbia on Tuesday night as Jurgen Klopp was left to rue leaving Xherdan Shaqiri out of his match day squad.
Liverpool FC have only managed to win three of their last nine games in all competitions, although the Reds remain unbeaten in the Premier League despite their patchy form.
However, the 18-time English champions have reason to be optimistic given Klopp has won all eight of his home fixtures against promoted teams since taking over the reins in October 2015.
Indeed, Liverpool FC have scored 25 times in those eight games to suggest that the Reds should ease to victory by a three-goal margin against Fulham on Sunday lunchtime.
The Cottagers are sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table, having conceded 29 goals in 11 outings in the current campaign.
Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson believes the Reds will win 3-0 against Fulham in the Premier League at Anfield this weekend.
“Liverpool had a bad night against Red Star in Belgrade on Tuesday – in every department,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“Their passing was poor, defensively they weren’t great and although they created a few opportunities, their finishing wasn’t up to scratch either.
“From one to 11, they were ordinary and, as well as the fact they lost, the worrying thing for the Reds was that they looked like a one-trick pony.
“They have not suddenly become a bad side, though. It is more that Jurgen Klopp tried to change his team around a little bit and it did not work.
“And I don’t see them struggling against Fulham either.
“The Cottagers are having a disastrous run that has seen them fall to the bottom of the table, and I think they will lose for a seventh successive game on Sunday.”
Liverpool FC are in third place in the Premier League table and two points adrift of current leaders Manchester City, having won eight of their opening 11 games so far.
Klopp’s men have only dropped points in stalemates with Chelsea FC, Manchester City and Arsenal in the Premier League this term.
The Reds can hoist themselves above Manchester City and Chelsea FC to the top of the table for at least a couple of hours if Liverpool FC beat Fulham on Sunday.
Chelsea FC will take on Everton directly after the Liverpool FC match is concluded, while Manchester City will host Manchester United in Sunday’s late kick-off.
Liverpool FC’s next six games
Liverpool FC v Fulham (Sunday)
Watford v Liverpool FC (24 November)
PSG v Liverpool FC (28 November)
Liverpool FC v Everton (2 December)
Burnley v Liverpool FC (5 December)
Bournemouth v Liverpool FC (8 December)