Michael Owen: Why Liverpool can’t be ruled out of the title race
The former Liverpool striker isn't ruling Jurgen Klopp's side out of the title race
Michael Owen believes Liverpool are still in the title race despite their 3-2 loss to Swansea City in Saturday’s early kick-off.
The Welsh outfit eased into a 2-0 lead after former Juventus and Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente scored twice in the opening six minutes of the second half.
Liverpool came back through Roberto Firmino after the Brazil international halved the deficit with a header before the 25-year-old scored a sumptuous volley in the 69th minute.
However, the Reds couldn’t kick on and score a winner as Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson netted with 16 minutes remaining at Anfield.
Liverpool could end the weekend 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea if Antonio Conte’s side manage to beat strugglers Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Speaking to BT Sport after Liverpool’s 3-2 loss to Swansea, Owen refused to rule Klopp’s men out of the title race despite their demoralising defeat.
“I don’t think it’s over. It’s a long way back. Chelsea play Hull and you’d expect them to win. Chelsea have to come here. Chelsea still have a lot of tough games to go. I know 10 points is a big gap but I don’t think it’s over yet,” Owen said.
Liverpool will host Chelsea in their next Premier League game at Anfield on Tuesday 31 January.