Michael Owen states his prediction for Liverpool v Man Utd

Michael Owen explains why Liverpool will beat Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday

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Michael Owen believes Liverpool have enough to take advantage of a vulnerable Manchester United side at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Wales international Joe Allen scored a 90th-minute equaliser to rescue a point for Jurgen Klopp’s side in a 3-3 draw with Arsenal on Merseyside on Wednesday night.

On Tuesday, United were denied three points after Newcastle defender Paul Dummett scored an 89th-minute leveller after Wayne Rooney had given the visitors a 3-2 lead with 11 minutes to play.

Former Liverpool and United striker Owen reckons home advantage could prove the difference in the north-west derby at Anfield, backing the Reds to ease to victory over Louis van Gaal’s out-of-sorts side.

Owen told Colossus Bets: “Man Utd finally found their scoring boots in a 3-3 draw at Newcastle on Monday night but I think it is far too soon to be getting carried away by their goal-scoring prowess – and they could be in for another shut-out at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

“It could well be that the shackles have come off United’s play at last but I am not convinced and I think Liverpool could see them off 2-0.

“Okay, Liverpool are a hardly a free-scoring side themselves, and were beaten 3-1 at Old Trafford in the autumn, but I feel this is a good time to be playing United, who continue to look vulnerable. Home advantage could be crucial.”

United are three points ahead of ninth-placed Liverpool ahead of their clash.

The Red Devils have won the last four meetings between the bitter rivals.

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