Premier League predictions: Lawro v England cricket captain Joe Root

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has not lost any of his five matches against Tottenham since he took charge of the Reds in 2015, but can he continue that impressive record when he takes his team to Wembley?

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson says: “Liverpool beat Spurs pretty comfortably at Anfield last season and Klopp has got two draws against them at White Hart Lane - including his first game in charge.

“As well as being unbeaten against Tottenham, I think his team have always generally been the better side in those matches.

“Winning at Wembley is a big ask, because Spurs are playing well, but I would back Klopp to come away with something on Sunday.”

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Lawro scored 150 points in week eight, which saw him climb to 3,105th place out of more than 235,000 users.

He will be making a prediction for all 380 top-flight games this season, against a variety of guests.

Lawro’s opponent for this weekend’s fixtures is England cricket captain Joe Root.

Root is a Sheffield United fan who is enjoying his side’s fine start to the season in the Championship, and he also likes to play a bit of football.

The England team often start training sessions with a game of five-a-side, and Root says he likes to get among the goals.

“I would say I am in the Gary Lineker mould,” he told BBC Sport. “I stay right at the top and am just basically quite deadly in front of goal.

“There are some really good footballers on the England team - Jos Buttler always does well and Jimmy Anderson has his moments - he can be quite feisty and there is a bit of Dennis Wise in him on occasions, and a bit of Vinnie Jones there as well.

“There are a lot of guys who think they are better than they are, though. Sam Billings is a bit of a show pony - he gives out all the chat and he is a Fifa master but, when it comes to actually playing, he takes too many touches and ruins the flow of the game.

“But it is all good fun and we really enjoy it - it gets us going and it is a great way to start a training session because everyone is right up for it when we come to the cricket.”

You can hear more from Root on Football Focus at 12:00 BST on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

Premier League predictions - week 8
Result Lawro Root
FRIDAY
West Ham v Brighton x-x 2-0 1-0
SATURDAY
Chelsea v Watford x-x 2-0 3-0
Huddersfield v Man Utd x-x 0-2 1-2
Man City v Burnley x-x 3-0 4-1
Newcastle v Crystal Palace x-x 2-1 2-0
Stoke v Bournemouth x-x 1-1 1-1
Swansea v Leicester x-x 2-1 2-2
Southampton v West Brom x-x 2-1 2-1
SUNDAY
Everton v Arsenal x-x 1-1 2-1
Tottenham v Liverpool x-x 1-1 3-2