Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Wolves v Liverpool FC

The Liverpool FC legend admits he finds it hard to make a prediction about the Reds' trip to Wolves on Monday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Mark Lawrenson is predicting a tight game between Wolves and Liverpool FC in the FA Cup third round at Molineux Stadium on Monday night.

The Reds suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season on Thursday night when defending champions Manchester City were 2-1 winners against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Roberto Firmino cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s first-half opener before Manchester City scored a late winner courtesy of Leroy Sane’s clinical finish.

Liverpool FC are still top of the Premier League table and four points clear of second-placed Manchester City in pursuit of a first English top-flight crown since 1990.

The Merseyside outfit will make the trip to Wolves after securing a 2-0 victory over the promoted side in their final Premier League fixture before Christmas Day.

However, Wolves will prove a difficult proposition after beating Chelsea FC in the Premier League at the end of November and securing a draw with Manchester City back in August.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson admits he finds it hard to predict a winner in what promises to be an enthralling third-round clash between the two Premier League sides.

“Wolves against Liverpool is a difficult one to call,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“There is no doubt that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will make a lot of changes to his team, while Wolves are on a strange run of results – including winning at Spurs then losing at home to Crystal Palace – that makes it very hard to know what they are going to do next.”

Liverpool FC won seven successive Premier League games before their 2-1 loss to Manchester City at The Etihad.

The Reds haven’t won the FA Cup since 2006.

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