Michael Owen delivers verdict on Liverpool’s 2-1 win over West Brom
Michael Owen likens Liverpool to the Red Arrows after their dominant performance against West Brom
Michael Owen likened Liverpool to the Red Arrows after Saturday night’s impressive 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion.
The home side made the breakthrough in the 20th minute after Sadio Mane volleyed past West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster inside the area following superb play involving Emre Can and Roberto Firmino.
Philippe Coutinho doubled Liverpool’s lead in the 35th minute thanks to a close-range finish as the Reds looked to return to winning ways following Monday night’s stalemate with Manchester United at Anfield.
Liverpool had 21 shots on target but the 18-time English champions were thwarted by West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster.
The Baggies halved the deficit with 10 minutes remaining thanks to Gareth McAuley’s strike from a set-piece.
Former Liverpool striker Owen felt Klopp’s side could have gone up further gears if required following a dominant performance against the Baggies.
“Liverpool are like the Red Arrows. They’re just coming in from all angles. It is great to watch,” Owen told BT Sport.
Owen added: “Liverpool had gears. If they were only one nil up, they would go for more. When you get to 2-0 up, it tends to be game management.”
The Reds are in second place in the Premier League table and behind leaders Arsenal on goal difference.
Liverpool will make the trip to Crystal Palace in their next Premier League game at Selhurst Park.