Mark Lawrenson is a former Liverpool FC defender who is now also famous for his work as a media pundit. He was initially signed by Liverpool from Brighton and Hove Albion in 1981 after he made his name at home-town club Preston North End. Lawrenson was to form a formidable central defensive partnership with Alan Hansen after Phil Thompson suffered an injury, although he was also used frequently at full back or in midfield. Lawrenson helped Liverpool to win League Championship and the League Cup in his first season at Anfield, before retaining both for another two seasons, becoming only the third club in history to win three titles in a row and Lawrenson also contributed to the club's fourth European Cup in 1984. He earned a fifth and final title medal when the 1987/88 season ended, but Lawrenson suffered an Achilles tendon injury which prematurely ended his career. After fairly unsuccessful managerial spells at Oxford and Peterborough, Lawrenson turned his hand to media punditry, chiefly for the BBC, and Lawrenson is now a regular pundit on Match of the Day, Football Focus, Radio Five Live and also writes a regular column for the Liverpool Daily Post.
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BRENDAN RODGERS can take plenty of encouragement from Liverpool FC’s performance at Manchester City on Sunday.Read
GORAN POPOV should be ashamed of himself.Read
OLDHAM may have done for Liverpool, but I can’t see Everton having the same problems in the next round of the FA Cup.Read
BRENDAN RODGERS was wrong to have a go at Liverpool’s youngsters after their FA Cup calamity at Oldham Athletic at the weekend.Read
PEOPLE suggest the magic of the cup competitions is still alive given the shocks that have occurred in the FA Cup and League Cup this season.Read
LIVERPOOL FC should find a way of persuading Jamie Carragher to carry on playing for another season.Read
AS bad as Everton were at Southampton, it’s given me further belief their challenge for a top-four place can last the duration.Read
IF it wasn’t already clear what Everton need in this transfer window, it became glaringly evident at Goodison last weekend.Read
VINCENT KOMPANY’S red card at Arsenal has opened up a real divide among supporters.Read
THE festive period has seen the best and worst of Liverpool. But the one telling fact for me is that they have still to beat anybody above them in the league table.Read