BBC Sport pundit reveals his prediction for Everton v Liverpool FC

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Liverpool FC's trip to Everton in the Premier League on Sunday

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

Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool FC to be held to a 1-1 draw by Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Reds head into the game fresh from their 5-0 demolition of Watford at Anfield on Wednesday night as Jurgen Klopp’s side kept their place at the top of the Premier League table.

Liverpool FC are one point clear of Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title and the stage is very much set for an enthralling end to the campaign.

The Merseyside outfit have suffered something of a dip in form in recent weeks, with Klopp’s men having drawn three and won two of their last five Premier League outings.

And former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is expecting to see the Reds drop yet more points this weekend when they travel to Goodison Park to take on their bitter local rivals.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “I was at Anfield when Liverpool beat Everton in November as Jordan Pickford’s injury-time error let in Divock Origi for the winner.

“Everton had played really well, from front to back. They created some really good chances but lost because of a piece of bad luck, and there is an argument that result has seriously affected their season.

“I wonder if things might even themselves out a bit here, which is why I am going for a draw – I just have a sense that things might not go to plan for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

“It is a difficult game for Liverpool anyway because they are top of the league, going away to their local rivals, and they have got absolutely everything to lose.

“If Everton are gritty, and approach the game thinking they want to take a point at the very least, then I can see them getting some joy.”

Liverpool FC are still searching for their first major trophy under Klopp since his appointment back in 2015.

The Reds will host Burnley in their next Premier League game at Anfield on Sunday 10 March after Sunday’s trip to Everton.

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