Ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen expects his former club to seal a relatively comfortable victory when they play Burnley this afternoon.
Although he does believe the Clarets will put up a fight at Turf Moor, Owen thinks that Jurgen Klopp’s side will have enough to secure the three points:
“Mane and Salah are back, and Liverpool could go on a good run of form now. To lose those two to AFCON and not drop any points in the league, Jurgen Klopp will be delighted. The return of Harvey Elliott is also a real bonus, he was playing well at the start of the season Burnley will compete and try to frustrate Liverpool, but Liverpool will have too much quality here.”
Owen has gone for a 2-0 win to Liverpool, which seems like a pretty fair prediction, considering the Reds’ excellent record at Burnley.
It’s likely to be a pretty tight affair initially, with Sean Dyche’s side having only conceded one goal in the last three matches against Arsenal, Watford and Manchester United.
Liverpool will have to be wary of their opponents on the counter-attack but, if the Merseyside club are to keep their title challenge alive, these are the types of games that they have to win.
After Manchester City restored their twelve-point lead at the top yesterday, Klopp’s men can’t afford another slip-up.