Michael Owen: A point may be enough for ‘outstanding’ Liverpool

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen still thinks a point may be enough for the Reds after a 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace

Michael Owen reckons a point may still be enough for Liverpool after the Reds threw away a three-goal lead to draw at Crystal Palace.

The Reds appeared to be coasting back to the top of the Premier League after goals from Joe Allen, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez put the visitors 3-0 up in south east London.

However, Damien Delaney and Dwight Gayle scored twice in the last 11 minutes to ensure a nervy finish before the Palace forward levelled in the 88th minute to deliver a blow to Liverpool’s title hopes.

The Reds move a point clear of second-placed Manchester City, but the Citizens can leapfrog Rodgers’s side if Manuel Pellegrini’s men beat Aston Villa at The Etihad on Wednesday night.

“Once the dust has settled, a bit like Man City v Sunderland, that point for Liverpool may not be the end of the world,” Owen wrote on his Twitter page.

“A helping hand was always required from Aston Villa or West Ham. That’s still the case. Win, lose or draw, Liverpool have been outstanding.”

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