Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson is expecting a comfortable win for the Reds when they face Sheffield United at Anfield this evening.
The Blades have been excellent away from home this season, with their first loss on the road only coming against Manchester City on Sunday, but the BBC pundit thinks Jurgen Klopp’s side will make easy work of their opponents:
“Sheffield United are heading to Anfield on the back of their first away defeat of the season, while Liverpool just keep churning out results. I have been impressed with the Blades this season. They have been fabulous – long may it continue. But I cannot see beyond a home win.”
Lawrenson has gone for a 3-0 win for Liverpool, which is a bold prediction when you consider both Sheffield United’s excellent defensive record, and superb away form this campaign.
Not only that, but the Reds did struggle in the corresponding fixture at Bramall Lane earlier this season, and their performance against teams who play three at the back have been disappointing at times.
Wolves’ performance at Anfield will give Blades boss Chris Wilder a template to use to make things difficult for Liverpool, and Klopp will be happy to come away with any sort of win tonight.