Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has been predicting games and going up against numerous celebrities this season, and his latest challenger is Deadpool star Ed Skrein. Both men have been pretty reserved with their predictions of the Arsenal v Leicester game this weekend, with the duo both predicting 1-1 draws, as reported by the BBC.
Skrein is a Liverpool fan, but says by all rights he should really be a Gooner. He’s north London bred, but blames his family for converting him into a Liverpool fan.
“I should support Arsenal because I grew up in north London but my aunty and my cousins are to blame for me picking Liverpool instead in about 1987.
“I grew up through the golden years for Arsenal and Manchester United under Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson, which was tough, but I love my team when they’re losing as well as when they’re winning.
“I am very excited about Jurgen Klopp being Liverpool manager. When he was appointed I spoke to my brother and said ‘this is something that is going to be this romantic whirlwind’. It feels like it is all going to end in tears but we will enjoy every minute of it.”
There are only really two games that matter to us at the moment, our clash with Leicester City, and Manchester City’s game with Tottenham.
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Spurs are annoyingly ahead of us in the table at the moment in second, although only by goal difference. We’re just a single point ahead of Manchester City, so we need to keep an eye on the Etihad this weekend too.
As stated, Lawro and Skrein have both tipped us to get a 1-1 draw with Leicester, which would keep us five points behind the league leaders and would keep us in third place. If Tottenham beat City, we stay in third and lose some ground on our north London rivals. If Manchester City win they’d overtake us, but our point would be enough to see us leapfrog Tottenham – again keeping us in third. A draw would keep Tottenham ahead of us on goal difference, while City would still be a point behind us.
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This really us a must win game for so many reasons, but at the very least we can’t afford to lose. This game could go a long way towards deciding the title, so we need to be at our best.