Mark Lawrenson reveals his prediction for Liverpool FC v Everton
The Liverpool FC legend is tipping the Reds to ease to a comfortable win over Everton at Anfield on Sunday
Mark Lawrenson is confident that Liverpool FC will avoid a Champions League hangover and beat Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.
The Reds suffered the disappointment of a 2-1 loss to Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
James Milner halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time after PSG surged into a 2-0 lead but Liverpool FC couldn’t find an equaliser.
Liverpool FC won’t have time to dwell on their European disappointment with a derby clash on the horizon.
Everton will make the short journey across Stanley Park looking to extend their unbeaten run to four games in the Premier League.
Marco Silva’s side have beaten Brighton and Cardiff as well as earning a point against Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool FC were 2-1 winners against Everton in the FA Cup third round in January when Virgil van Dijk scored on his debut.
However, both of their Premier League meetings ended in a stalemate as Liverpool FC fell foul of Sam Allardyce’s tactics.
Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson believes Klopp’s men will ease to a 2-0 win against Everton at Anfield on Sunday evening.
“Under Marco Silva, Everton are one of the most improved teams in the league – but his first Merseyside derby is a very different test for him,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“Reds boss Jurgen Klopp knows what to expect, and he has not lost any of his six games against Everton, winning four of them.
“It is not just bragging rights that are at stake this time, because Liverpool are looking to keep up with Manchester City at the top of the table, and Everton are trying to remain on the fringes of the top four.
“It will be fast and furious, but I think Liverpool will win, and cure a bit of their hangover from their Champions League defeat against Paris St-Germain.”
The German head coach is unbeaten against Everton since taking over the reins from Brendan Rodgers in October 2015.
Liverpool FC have won four of their six meetings with the Toffees under Klopp.