Premier League predictions: Lawro v ‘The Gentlemen’ stars Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey

Tottenham are the latest team to try to end Liverpool’s long Premier League unbeaten run when they host the Reds on Saturday evening.

But with Moussa Sissoko joining Harry Kane on the sidelines, will Spurs’ injury problems scupper manager Jose Mourinho’s plans?

“Spurs have given Liverpool problems and even dominated them in recent meetings, without taking anything from the game,” BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson said. “But they are not the same team without Harry.”

Lawro is making predictions for all 380 top-flight matches this season, against a variety of guests.

This week he is up against Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey, stars of Guy Ritchie’s new gangster film ‘The Gentlemen’.

The film includes some scenes shot at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, although Fulham fan Grant thinks another London ground should have been used instead.

“It should obviously have been at the Cottage,” Grant told BBC Sport. “But I don’t think it was actually filmed at the Emirates. I think we faked it – movie magic.”

Grant sat next to then England manager Fabio Capello when Fulham played Manchester United in 2010. His best moment as a Fulham fan came when they beat Juventus 4-1 in the Europa League in 2008. “I still relive that moment when I can’t sleep,” he said.

Grant used to be a regular at Craven Cottage but admits he does not follow Fulham’s fortunes now as closely as he used to.

“I’m a foul-weather supporter,” he explained. “When they are really bad, I go. When they are in the Premier League, I don’t go.

“Right now I am sort of sniffing about. If they go down a bit more then I will start going again.”

Back in the United States, McConaughey is part-owner of Texan side Austin FC, who will join Major League Soccer in 2021.

McConaughey, pictured here with his wife Camila Alves, is a part-owner of Austin FC. His favourite Premier League team is Liverpool because “that is where the McConaughey clan…


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