Mark Lawrenson has backed Liverpool to beat Leeds United in the Premier League clash on Monday evening.

The BBC pundit has predicted that Jurgen Klopp’s men will edge a 2-1 victory at Elland Road, despite recent form.

The Whites have won three-in-a-row, including that win at Manchester City with our backs against the wall after Liam Cooper was sent off.

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Writing in his BBC predictions column, Lawrenson predicted another end-to-end battle at Elland Road on Monday Night Football.

“We could be in for another cracker here, too.

“Leeds come into the game fresh from beating Manchester City and, although Liverpool got knocked out of the Champions League in midweek, they looked sharp against Real Madrid.

“The Reds created some good early chances, and played well, certainly in the first half. Real kept them a little bit at arms-length after the break.

“I can see Liverpool getting some opportunities on Monday too, but Leeds will too. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have had a brilliant season, and it’s such a shame so few people have got to go to any of their games.”

Battle.

It is hard to know what to expect from Liverpool, with the Reds only having a top-four finish in the Premier League left to play for.

We know what we are going to get from Leeds every single week under Marcelo Bielsa, and that is unrelenting pressure in each third of the pitch.

The Whites could have to do it without the likes of Raphinha and Rodrigo, with both nursing problems that would be a huge blow, especially the Brazilian.

Leeds nearly pulled off a brilliant victory on the first day of the season at Anfield, and that was without the likes of Diego Llorente who has transformed our defence.

With much more experience and know-how at this level now, everything is pointing towards a breathtaking encounter on Monday.

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