BBC bias? Eagle-eyed Twitter user spots outrageous Liverpool leanings in BBC pundit's predictions

Alex Gidden
90Min
​Mark Lawrenson may no longer appear on Match of the Day to offer his not so-neutral commentary on football, and in particular former club Liverpool, but he is still showing his punditry for the BBC is tainted by his love for the Reds. Lawrenson of course spent seven successful years at Anfield during his playing days and now having retired from the game, he continues to work with the BBC as a commentator and expert.  Whether his expertise are up to scratch has always been questionable, but an...

Mark Lawrenson may no longer appear on Match of the Day to offer his not-so-neutral commentary on football, and in particular former club Liverpool, but he is still showing his punditry for the BBC is tainted by his love for the Reds. 

Lawrenson, of course, spent seven successful years at Anfield during his playing days and now having retired from the game, he continues to work with the BBC as a commentator and expert. 

  

Whether his expertise is up to scratch has always been questionable, but an up to date photograph of what the league table would look like if his predictions were correct has gone viral, and rather inevitably, it has Liverpool leading the way - and poor old Southampton in the relegation zone with just four wins. Maybe he thinks the Reds can buy all of the Saints' wins as well as their players?

In fact, Lawro's predictions throughout the season mean that in his world anyway, they remain unbeaten in all 34 matches and would be closing in on their very first Premier League title. 

 

No surprise there then, but the Irishmen has also been fairly harsh on the Reds' rivals Everton for much of the campaign, and has predicted they would rack up an incredible 18 draws. 

In reality, the Toffees have only drawn 10 matches this season, and sadly for Liverpool fans, the Reds are not in the title race and have been beaten six times. 

Lawrenson does at least have both Manchester clubs and Chelsea inside the top four, however, he has Tottenham down in sixth place, behind arch rivals Arsenal. 

 

 

In his defence, making predictions for a sport that is full of the unexpected is never easy, but even he would have to admit that he has got this one woefully wrong. 

For the record, ahead of this weekend's fixtures, Lawro is backing Liverpool to beat Watford 2-1, whilst he is confident Everton will lose their home clash with Everton 2-0. 

No surprises there then.

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