Liverpool face Leicester at the King Power Stadium this weekend in MD 4, a tricky test for Jurgen Klopp’s table toppers. Despite losing to Manchester United on the opening day of the season, Claude Puel’s Leicester bounced back with wins over Wolves and Southampton- victories that one might say to be a tad lucky given how well their opponents played. Nevertheless, with six points from 3 games, Leicester are 7th in the table going into Round 4.
Here is what the pundits say for Leicester vs Liverpool
Mark Lawrenson: Lawro reckons Liverpool will drop points this weekend and says this will end in a 1-1 draw. His celebrity opponent for this round, radio host Greg James, however thinks Liverpool will continue their 100% record and will win 2-0 at the King Power. Continue reading
After having been given a relatively easy draw last season (Sevilla, Spartak and Maribor), Liverpool have been placed in a virtual Group of Death for the 2018/19 Champions League group stages. The Reds have been drawn alongside PSG, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade in Group C.
Benfica’s win over PAOK last night pushed Liverpool to Pot 3- they would’ve been in Pot 2 and potentially got an easier draw if the Greek side had triumphed.
Red Star, former European champions, are taking part in the group stages of the modern Champions League for the first time in their history.
Liverpool’s last European games against Red Star and PSG were back in 1973 and 1997 respectively, while they last did battle against Napoli back in 2010 in the Europa League. Continue reading
The draw for the group stages of the Champions League will be made later this week. Depending on the result of the PAOK Benfica playoff tie on Wednesday night, Liverpool will either be in Pot 2 or Pot 3 for the draw. If the Greek side win, which seems a real possibility given their record at home and the away goal they have, the Reds will go into Pot 2 (which already has two Premier League sides in it in the form of Man Utd and Tottenham). If the Portuguese giants win, LFC will be in Pot 3. Continue reading
A goal midway through the first half allowed Liverpool to keep their winning run intact as they beat Brighton 1-0 at Anfield. The Reds were unchanged for this fixture, with Klopp happy to keep faith with the same set of players that had done the business in the opening two weeks of the campaign.
Despite the Seagulls having beaten the Reds’ great North West rivals Manchester United in Week 2, few pundits had expected to them to upset Jurgen Klopp’s side, and the first few minutes showed why- there were easily three clear cut opportunities for the home side to score.
First Sadio Mane’s shot tantalizingly went on the wrong side of the post with Brighton keeper Ryan well beaten. The latter was called into action again, producing a good save to deny Firmino’s header after an excellent cross from Andy Robertson. Trent-Alexander Arnold then rattled the woodwork with an excellent free kick.
Brighton upset Manchester United last weekend and will travel to Anfield in Round 3 to take on in-form Liverpool. How will the Reds fare against their opponents from the South Coast this weekend? LFC Zone decided to check out what the pundits (messrs Lawro, Merson and Owen) had to say about this fixture.
Mark Lawrenson: Lawro says Liverpool “are flying” and the pace of their play “is difficult to cope with”, and has predicted a 3-0 win for the Reds
Lawro’s celeb opponents this weekend are Idris Elba and Aml Ameen. Elba also sees Liverpool scoring 3, but also reckons Brighton will be able to beat Alisson twice this weekend. Aml Ameen has gone for another Brighton upset, backing the Seagulls to win 2-1. Continue reading
Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have made their predictions for the 2018/19 Premier League, and both say that Liverpool will finish second behind Man City, whom they expect to defend their title.
The duo also said that Manchester United and Tottenham will complete the top four, meaning that Chelsea and Arsenal potentially missing out on Champions League football.
Both pundits named a Liverpool player as the “One to watch” with Neville nominating Brazilian keeper Alisson and Carra choosing Naby Keita.
Carra & Neville predictions
Winners: Man City
Top Four: Man City, Liverpool, Man Utd, Tottenham
Likely team to challenge top six: Everton
Player of the season: David Silva
Young Player of the season
Neville: Phil Foden
Carra: Ryan Sessegnon Continue reading