For the first time in 159 games, former Match of the Day pundit Mark Lawrensen has FINALLY predicted a Premier League defeat for Liverpool, ending a forecasted 1,638 day winning streak.
The 63-year-old believes Jurgen Klopp’s side will suffer a 2-0 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon.
Previously former Liverpool defender Lawrenson, who predicts every Premier League result on a weekly basis for BBC Sport, foreseen that The Reds would go on an unbeaten run of 1,638 days.
It would have been the longest in English football history but the ‘streak’ has officially ended after ‘Lawro’s’ latest shout.
“I know I never usually tip Liverpool to lose but I just feel like it is a massive game for both defences and this time it is the Reds who have the uncertainty at the back.” Lawrensen says in his latest BBC Sport predictions.
“Liverpool centre-half Joe Gomez has started each of the past three games with a different partner and manager Jurgen Klopp might change things around again at the back.”
Rather incredibly, the last match Mark Lawrenson thought Liverpool would lose was against West Brom on the final day of the 2015/16 season.
The Preston-born former Republic of Ireland international admits in the past, he has received some stick about his predictions.
“I only became aware of it a couple of seasons ago when people started giving me a bit of stick about it,” he says.
“Since then, though, Liverpool have been absolutely outstanding and have hardly ever lost a real game either. So how good am I?
“Seriously, though, I don’t go through my previous predictions for each team when I look at the fixtures each week.
“I don’t pay any attention to the table based on my scores either, but the top teams often stay unbeaten because I don’t tip them to lose many games – they don’t, so why would I?”
Mark Lawrenson has predicted Liverpool to lose this weekend for the first time in 4 and a half years and the BBC are acting like this entirely fictional unbeaten run is an incredible achievement by Liverpool, I feel like I'm losing my mind pic.twitter.com/EUSEKU9s3V— Jack Bernhardt (@jackbern23) November 5, 2020