Michael Owen predicts the outcome of Liverpool v Leicester

Michael Owen is backing Liverpool to beat Leicester City at Anfield on Boxing Day

Michael Owen is tipping Liverpool to return to winning ways by beating high-flying Leicester City at Anfield on Saturday.

The Reds have been in stuttering form in recent weeks and slumped to a disappointing 3-0 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road last weekend.

That defeat followed a draw against West Bromwich Albion and a loss to Newcastle United, to leave Liverpool five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur heading into the hectic festive period.

Leicester have been in fine form and have recorded impressive wins over the likes of Chelsea and Everton in recent weeks.

However, former Liverpool striker Owen reckons that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will have learnt from his side’s loss to Watford at the weekend – and is backing the Merseyside outfit to beat the Foxes at Anfield.

Owen wrote in his blog for Colossus Bets: “I have often been accused of letting my heart rule my head when it comes to Liverpool in the past and I am sure those accusations will be forthcoming once again when they read that I fancy the Reds to beat Leicester 2-1!

“Yes, I am fully aware that Leicester continue to confound the critics and backing against them this season has been akin to throwing your money on the fire. Especially away from home, where they have won six, and drawn three, of their nine games.

“And Liverpool have failed to score in three of their last four matches, most recently when humbled 3-0 at Watford last weekend.

“But Klopp will surely get a reaction from his players after that Vicarage Road no-show, and I can’t get out of my head just how impressive they have been on occasions this season when their pressing style comes off.

“Anyway, I’ll give them once last chance at home, especially as Leicester do give you chances.”

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Liverpool have recorded impressive wins over the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City since Klopp took over from Rodgers back in October.

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