BBC Sport pundit states his prediction for Fulham v Liverpool FC

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Liverpool FC to beat Fulham 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday

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Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool FC to move back to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win at Fulham on Sunday afternoon.

With Manchester City in FA Cup action this weekend, the Reds have the chance to move back into top spot and two points clear of the Citizens with seven games left to play.

Liverpool FC have suffered something of a dip in form in recent weeks but they are currently just a point behind the defending champions as they chase their first major trophy under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds will take on FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals next month as Klopp looks to steer them towards European glory.

And former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is fully expecting to see the Reds claim all three points against Fulham at Craven Cottage this weekend.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “I was in Munich to see Liverpool beat Bayern on Wednesday and the Reds were excellent in the second half. That was as good as they have been all season, in the way they managed the game.

“This is the last game before the international break and, if Liverpool win, they go back to the top of the table.

“That is a great incentive if they are tired from their efforts in Germany, and the message from the manager will be along the lines of ‘I want one last hit from you’.

“I just cannot see Fulham getting anything against them, because they are not good enough defensively to keep them out.”

Liverpool FC – who beat Burnley 4-2 in the Premier League last weekend – are still looking for their first major trophy under Klopp since his appointment as Brendan Rodgers’ successor back in 2015.

The Reds reached the Champions League final last season but ended up losing to Real Madrid in the showpiece last May.

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