“Expecting this one to be lively”. Mark Lawrenson’s prediction for Liverpool v Manchester United

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Liverpool are preparing to host Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday, January 17.  Ahead of the game, BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has made his prediction.

“We’ve not had fans at football matches for many months now, but it will still feel strange for Liverpool to be at home to Manchester United with both teams at the top of the table, and with no-one in the ground.

“A lot of the time these fixtures promise a lot but turn into nothing games. I am expecting this one to be lively, though.

“United have got momentum and will pose a number of problems for Liverpool’s defence, because of the pace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have up front, and the guile and passing of Bruno Fernandes.

“Liverpool are going through an indifferent spell, but they have not suddenly become a bad side. They will create chances, too. They just need to take them this time.

“Liverpool’s home form is obviously hugely impressive – they have not lost at Anfield in the league since April 2017 – and so is United’s unbeaten away record this season.

“I am going for a draw, which would keep both of those runs going.”

Lawrenson’s score prediction: 1-1

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