Date: 20th September 2019 at 8:29am
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Mark Lawrenson has backed Liverpool to return to winning ways when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The BBC pundit has predicted that the Reds will keep a clean-sheet in a 2-0 victory, and pick up their 15th consecutive Premier League win.

It took a last-minute Daniel Sturridge wonder-goal for Liverpool to pick up a point in the same fixture last season after Eden Hazard scored the opener in the first half.

Lawrenson doesn’t expect history to repeat itself and blamed Chelsea’s inconsistencies for their potential downfall on Sunday.

“I am sure Chelsea will have a good spell in the game, but I just think Liverpool will have too much nous for them,” he said on the BBC Sport website.

“Good sides are able to bounce back and win, and that’s what I am expecting Jurgen Klopp’s side to do after their defeat¬†at Napoli on Tuesday.”

OPINION

Despite defeat in the Champions League, Liverpool will be confident of returning to form in the Premier League this weekend. Klopp will want his side to take advantage of the spaces that will naturally present themselves as Chelsea look to push forward. Frank Lampard’s side have the second-worst defence in the league but still, sit in sixth spot – something which proves they like to play an all-out attacking game. That would be a dangerous style of play against the Reds, who possess one of the most ruthless attacking front lines in the world, who won’t need second invitations to get in behind and punish them. Liverpool have already got a five-point gap at the top of the table, with their relentless attacking style too much for teams to handle. Chelsea could come unstuck against the Reds, and Lampard may need to adapt his style to try and cope with the countless waves of attacks from the table-toppers. If he doesn’t adjust his side to help blunt the Reds’ attack, then he could get picked apart at Stamford Bridge.