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Mark Lawrenson Bio: Mark Thomas Lawrenson born 2 June 1957 is a former Republic of Ireland international footballer who played as a defender for Liverpool, among others, during the 1970s and 1980s. After a short career as a manager, he has since been a radio, television and internet pundit for the BBC, TV3 and Today FM. Born and raised in England, Lawrenson qualified to play for the Republic of Ireland through his grandfather, Thomas Crotty, who was born in Waterford.
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After Preston coach (and former Irish international goalkeeper) Alan Kelly became aware of the young player’s Irish connections (and informed Irish international manager Johnny Giles), Lawrenson’s solid performances earned him a call-up to the Republic of Ireland national team. He won the first of 39 international caps at the age of 19, in a friendly with Poland on 24 April 1977 at Dalymount Park; the game ended 0–0. Ireland employed Lawrenson’s versatility and burgeoning talent by playing him at fullback, in midfield, and occasionally in his favored position at centre-half. Mark Lawrenson played his first competitive match on 12 October 1977 against Bulgaria in a 1978 World Cup qualifier. This match also ended 0-0, at Lansdowne Road (now Aviva Stadium). Lawrenson scored his first of his five goals for Ireland against Cyprus in Nicosia on 26 March 1980 in a 1982 World Cup Qualifier. He scored his second goal for Ireland in the next competitive match as Ireland beat Netherlands 2-1 at Lansdowne Road in the same qualification campaign. This was also notable as it was Eoin Hand’s first match as manager of Ireland. In between these two matches, Mark Lawrenson renewed his Preston acquaintance with Alan Kelly Snr as Kelly managed Ireland in a caretaker capacity for a friendly against Switzerland.
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In 2018, Lawrenson was given the all-clear after having a cancerous growth removed from his face. He was made aware of the seriousness of the growth when a concerned viewer contacted the editor of Football Focus. The viewer was identified as the doctor Alan Brennan, whom Lawrenson later met on television.
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It is now 31 months since Mark Lawrenson last predicted Liverpool would lose a Premier League match.
Ahead of the Boxing Day clash with Newcastle, the former Liverpool player has a record of forecasting in these past 94 PL games 61 wins, 33 draws and no defeats, for his old club.
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