Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Liverpool FC

The former Liverpool FC defender believes Jurgen Klopp's side will secure a point against Manchester United on Sunday

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

Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool FC to secure a vital point in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds will be looking to protect their unbeaten run in the Premier League to keep their title hopes alive at the weekend.

Liverpool FC have only lost one Premier League game this season after a 2-1 defeat by leaders Manchester City at The Etihad last month.

The Merseyside outfit have bounced back from that first loss of the 2018-19 campaign by collecting 11 points from their next five games.

Liverpool FC were 3-1 winners against Manchester United at Anfield in December to result in Jose Mourinho’s dismissal.

Interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unbeaten in nine Premier League games in charge at Old Trafford.

Only Burnley have managed to deny Manchester United a win under their former striker.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Liverpool FC to secure a vital point in the title race at Old Trafford on Sunday.

“Manchester United were excellent at Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday – the result, and their performance too,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“It was probably their best display under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, bearing in mind it came after they had been easily dealt with by Paris St-Germain.”

Lawrenson added: “With United playing at the level they are, this will undoubtedly be one of Liverpool’s more difficult league games between now and the end of the season.

“They have to deal with the history of the whole Manchester United-Liverpool rivalry, and everything that goes with it, as well as United’s recent revival. The atmosphere at Old Trafford will be white-hot.

“To come away with anything, the Reds will have to keep their heads.

“I know from playing in this fixture myself that the tackles will be flying in, so discipline is vital. No-one can afford to make a stupid lunge at someone early on because they will get sent off for it.”

Liverpool FC will move ahead of Premier League leaders Manchester City with a win or draw against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds were held to a goalless draw with Bayern Munich in the Champions League at Anfield mid-week.

Liverpool FC are looking to secure their first trophy under Jurgen Klopp this term.

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