Mark Lawrenson

Riyad Mahrez celebrates with teammates during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on February 6, 2016
Mark Lawrenson "totally convinced" by Leicester City triumph
Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has no doubts that Leicester City will hold their nerve and win the Premier League title this season.
Apr 3, 11:06
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson: Manchester United could win Premier League title "by stealth"
Mark Lawrenson believes that Manchester United could win the Premier League title "by stealth" this term.
Dec 12, 18:07
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp smiles during warm up prior to a UEFA Europa League group B football match between Liverpool FC and FC Rubin Kazan at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England, on October 22, 2015
Mark Lawrenson: 'Jurgen Klopp understands Liverpool'
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes that Reds fans have taken to new manager Jurgen Klopp as he "gets" the club's ethos and history.
Nov 1, 13:29
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers watches on as his side take on Arsenal on August 24, 2015
Mark Lawrenson: 'Merseyside derby is biggest game of Brendan Rodgers' tenure'
Mark Lawrenson believes that Brendan Rodgers faces his biggest game of his tenure at Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
Oct 4, 12:25
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson: 'Jose Mourinho's Arsene Wenger criticism is embarrassing'
Mark Lawrenson says that he would be "embarrassed" as a Chelsea player hearing manager Jose Mourinho's criticism of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Sep 29, 21:16
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers watches on as his side take on Arsenal on August 24, 2015
Mark Lawrenson: 'Next 10 days massive for Brendan Rodgers'
Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson says that Brendan Rodgers faces a make-or-break period of fixtures over the next 10 days after edging past Carlisle United.
Sep 24, 19:24
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson: 'Liverpool looked like a team of strangers'
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson slams the performance of Brendan Rodgers's side in the League Cup win over Carlisle United, calling the display "unacceptable".
Sep 24, 19:17
Liverpool's Danny Ings reacts after Man Utd take the lead on September 12, 2015
Mark Lawrenson: 'Liverpool have no leaders and lack character'
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes that the current Reds squad is "characterless" and "leaderless".
Sep 13, 13:35
Christian Benteke of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at Brittania Stadium on August 9, 2015
Mark Lawrenson: 'Christian Benteke needs more service'
Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson says that Brendan Rodgers needs to change his style of play if summer signing Christian Benteke is to score goals at the club.
Sep 11, 15:20
Rickie Lambert of Liverpool celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on January 17, 2015
Mark Lawrenson: 'I feel sorry for Rickie Lambert'
Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson admits that he has sympathy for striker Rickie Lambert after his departure from the club.
Aug 3, 06:56
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson slams "pathetic" Raheem Sterling
Mark Lawrenson brands Raheem Sterling's attempts to move away from Liverpool as "pathetic".
Jul 12, 14:37
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson urges Brendan Rodgers to sign Christian Benteke
Mark Lawrenson joins fellow Liverpool legends Robbie Fowler and John Aldridge in urging Brendan Rodgers to sign Aston Villa hitman Christian Benteke.
Jul 6, 00:28
Danny Ings and Harry Kane look dejected after Italy score to make it 2-0 during the UEFA Under21 European Championship match between England and Italy at Andruv Stadium on June 24, 2015
Hit or miss: Rating the performances of English youngsters at Euro 2015
Sports Mole analyses the performances of each of England Under-21s' squad at Euro 2015, before rating whether they will be a hit or miss in the future.
Jun 27, 17:03
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson slams 'overpaid' England youngsters
Mark Lawrenson believes that England Under-21s' failure on the big stage is down to the continuing growth in player wages at club level.
Jun 25, 09:12
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson: 'Liverpool have to bring in Champions League-quality players'
Mark Lawrenson is adamant that Liverpool have to buy Champions League-quality players to return to Europe's elite competition next season.
Jun 14, 15:56
James Milner of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea and Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on May 17, 2015
James Milner deal 'will attract more players to Liverpool'
Mark Lawrenson predicts that Liverpool will be able to attract more players to the club after signing James Milner.
Jun 7, 13:51
Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool takes on Necip Uysal of Besiktas during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match on February 26, 2015
Mark Lawrenson: 'Daniel Sturridge injury will force Liverpool signings'
Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson thinks that Daniel Sturridge's lengthy injury layoff will force the club's owners to invest heavily in a striker this summer.
May 10, 14:19
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli gives a thumbs up after scoring Liverpool's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on February
Mark Lawrenson: Mario Balotelli "a waste of time"
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson describes Mario Balotelli as "a waste of time" following Liverpool's 0-0 FA Cup draw against Blackburn Rovers.
Mar 9, 00:09
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson tips Liverpool to progress in FA Cup
Mark Lawrenson tips former club Liverpool to beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.
Feb 14, 17:36
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
BBC clarify Mark Lawrenson's comments suggesting Ched Evans is a "victim"
The BBC reject suggestions that pundit Mark Lawrenson claimed during a recent broadcast that convicted rapist Ched Evans was a "victim".
Jan 12, 11:30
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson: 'Is Ched Evans a victim?'
Former Liverpool defender and TV pundit Mark Lawrenson asks whether convicted rapist Ched Evans is "a victim" of a media circus.
Jan 10, 17:48
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson: 'Liverpool on the up'
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes that the team is starting to show that they are still capable of securing a top-four finish.
Dec 22, 11:06
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson calls for Divock Origi return to Liverpool
Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson calls for the club to recall Belgium striker Divock Origi from his loan spell with Lille when the transfer window reopens.
Nov 16, 14:58
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 17, 2014
Mark Lawrenson: 'Throw Daniel Sturridge straight in'
Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson calls for Brendan Rodgers to immediately recall Daniel Sturridge to the Reds side when they travel to Crystal Palace on November 23.
Nov 16, 14:16
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson questions Manuel Pellegrini's motivational skills
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson questions Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini's motivational skills.
Nov 8, 17:40
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson: 'Rodgers must sign a fast, pacey striker'
Mark Lawrenson believes that Brendan Rodgers will sign a "fast, pacey striker" in January to boost Liverpool's attacking options.
Sep 28, 08:58
Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno celebrates scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match against Tottenham Hotspur on August 31, 2014
Liverpool favourite Mark Lawrenson: 'Alberto Moreno has made an impressive start'
Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo are making 'impressive' starts to their Liverpool careers, according to former Reds defender Mark Lawrenson.
Sep 7, 12:17
Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate Jordan Henderson during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on March 26, 2014
Mark Lawrenson: 'Liverpool need a new striker'
Liverpool's main focus in the transfer market should be the signing of another striker, according to Mark Lawrenson.
Aug 3, 18:07
Jordan Henderson #14 of Liverpool celebrates scoring a goal in the 59th minute against Manchester City during the International Champions Cup 2014 at Yankee Stadium on July 30, 2014
Mark Lawrenson tips Jordan Henderson to be future Liverpool captain
Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes that Jordan Henderson could succeed Steven Gerrard as Reds captain.
Aug 3, 17:29
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
BBC receive 172 complaints over Mark Lawrenson's 'sexist' comment
The BBC receive 172 complaints from viewers after commentator Mark Lawrenson made an alleged sexist comment during Argentina's win over Switzerland at the World Cup.
Jul 4, 12:56
Uruguay forward Luis Suarez puts his hand to his mouth after clashing with Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match on June 24, 2014
Mark Lawrenson: 'Luis Suarez excuse was shameful'
Mark Lawrenson feels that Luis Suarez's excuse for biting Giorgio Chiellini was shameful and believes that Liverpool should accept an offer for the striker.
Jun 30, 02:18
John Terry of England clears an effort from Marko Devic of Ukraine off the line during the UEFA EURO 2012 group D match between England and Ukraine at Donbass Arena on June 19, 2012
Mark Lawrenson: 'John Terry should return for England'
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes that England manager Roy Hodgson should persuade John Terry to end his international retirement.
Jun 23, 10:30
Southampton's Calum Chambers in action against Sunderland during their Premier League match on August 24, 2013
Mark Lawrenson: 'Liverpool should sign Calum Chambers'
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes that the team should sign Southampton full-back Calum Chambers.
Jun 22, 22:43
Bayer Leverkusen head coach Sami Hyypia prior to kick-off against Freiburg on August 10, 2013
Mark Lawrenson hails Sami Hyypia appointment
Former Brighton defender Mark Lawrenson praises the club's appointment of Sami Hyypia as their new manager.
Jun 7, 13:24
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson praises England preparations
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson praises England's World Cup preparations.
May 27, 04:54
Brendan Rodgers the Liverpool manager looks on prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on February 2, 2014
Mark Lawrenson: 'Pressure is on Brendan Rodgers this summer'
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson insists that Brendan Rodgers is under pressure to bring the right players into the club to strengthen his squad this summer.
May 19, 05:17
Vincent Kompany of Manchester City lifts the Premier League trophy at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on May 11, 2014
Mark Lawrenson: 'Manchester City's Premier League run perfectly timed'
Manchester City's Premier League title success is well deserved, according to former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson.
May 11, 18:29
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry celebrates scoring for France against South Korea on June 18, 2006.
Thierry Henry, Rio Ferdinand confirmed as BBC World Cup pundits
Thierry Henry, Rio Ferdinand and Clarence Seedorf are confirmed as pundits for BBC's World Cup coverage in Brazil this summer.
May 7, 15:02
Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011
Mark Lawrenson: 'Arsene Wenger may leave this summer'
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson says that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may think about leaving the club this summer.
Apr 8, 05:01
Chris Hughton, Manager of Norwich City on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Norwich City at Liberty Stadium on March 29, 2014
Mark Lawrenson: 'Norwich City have panicked by sacking Chris Hughton'
Mark Lawrenson believes that Norwich City "panicked" by sacking manager Chris Hughton with just five games to go in their Premier League season.
Apr 7, 08:19



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