Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Leicester

The Liverpool FC legend is backing the Premier League leaders to cement their lead at the top of the table

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Mark Lawrenson is confident that Liverpool FC will beat Leicester City at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The Merseyside outfit made the most of their third-round exit in the FA Cup with a warm weather training camp over the past week.

Liverpool FC’s absence from the fourth round action afforded Jurgen Klopp’s squad the chance to recharge their batteries.

The Reds have bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Manchester City at the start of January with successive Premier League victories over Brighton and Crystal Palace.

Klopp’s side have only lost one game in the Premier League in the current campaign but Manchester City are still on their coattails to ensure an enthralling title race.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing the Reds to notch up a 2-0 win against Leicester at Anfield on Wednesday night.

“Both of these teams had the weekend off because they are already out of the FA Cup,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“Liverpool have been in Dubai for a spot of rest and relaxation as well as training and I think they will come back refreshed and ready for this game, and the rest of the title race.

“Foxes boss Claude Puel has different problems. His side have lost their past two games and, after going to Anfield, they play Manchester United (home) and Tottenham (away).

“Puel’s job never feels completely safe and I don’t think he helped himself too much by playing a weakened team in their FA Cup third-round defeat at Newport.

“He obviously had some very good results at the end of December, though, with wins over Manchester City and Chelsea – now he needs to pull something similar out of the bag.”

Liverpool FC were 2-1 winners against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium back in September thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

The Reds will take on Leicester on Wednesday night before a trip to the English capital to take on West Ham United on Monday night.

Klopp is bidding to become the first Liverpool FC manager to win the Premier League title after Gerard Houllier, Rafael Benitez and Brendan Rodgers all fell short.

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