Michael Owen states his prediction for Liverpool v Man Utd

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

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff    

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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