Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Newcastle

Former Liverpool FC defender Mark Lawrenson is backing the Reds to ease to a 3-0 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool FC to beat Newcastle United comfortably at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were 3-0 winners against Burnley at Turf Moor in their last Premier League game before the international break.

The Reds haven’t put a foot wrong in the Premier League so far this season following four successive victories.

Liverpool FC have eased to victories over Norwich City, Southampton, Arsenal and Burnley to build a two point lead at the top of the table.

Newcastle have only managed to record one Premier League win so far, although it came in a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in London.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is confident that the Reds will notch up a comfortable 3-0 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.

“Newcastle’s best performance of the season came in their win at Tottenham before the international break, when they circled the wagons,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“I am sure Magpies boss Steve Bruce is going to set up his side the same way, camped in their own half to try to stifle Liverpool, but I don’t see it working this time.

“The Reds are playing extremely well, and they have got more ways of scoring than most other teams that Newcastle will face. Jurgen Klopp’s side will find a way through.”

Liverpool FC are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and two points clear of last season’s champions Manchester City.

The Reds kept their first clean sheet of the campaign at Burnley last time out to finally find their composure at the back.

Klopp’s men finished with the best defensive record in the Premier League last season after Alisson Becker conceded 22 times in 38 outings.

Liverpool FC will start the defence of their Champions League crown with a clash against Napoli in Italy on Tuesday night.

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