Michael Owen predicts where Man United and Liverpool will finish this season
Michael Owen reckons Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool will finish in the top four this season
Michael Owen believes that both Manchester United and Liverpool will finish in the Premier League’s top four and secure Champions League qualification this season.
Louis van Gaal successfully guided the Red Devils to a top-four finish in his first season in charge at Old Trafford, and United are currently in second place in the Premier League table.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are looking to climb the table after Jurgen Klopp’s appointment, with the Reds currently in ninth place and six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.
United head into their clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening knowing that a victory would move them top of the Premier League table after 14 games.
Liverpool will be looking to build on their 4-1 thrashing of Manchester City last weekend when they host Swansea City at Anfield on Sunday.
And although former striker Owen admits that it is difficult to predict who will finish where, the ex-England international reckons that the top four will consist of United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal this season.
Owen wrote on Colussusbets.com: “If forced to name my top four as it stands then I would go Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
“City probably have the best XI when all their players are fit, United are very solid if not spectacular, Arsenal are Arsenal, and if Liverpool can reproduce their Saturday 4-1 win at The Etihad and get their players back from injury then who knows what they can achieve?
“But then you have to factor in Tottenham, who are probably the form team in the league at the moment.
“They only picked up three points in their opening four games in August but since then they have been the form side, unbeaten and numbering among their successes a 4-1 defeat of Manchester City.
“So while you can’t really call them dark horses for the title now, you’d certainly be a fool to dismiss them. So they are my fifth team in my top four!”