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.

MORE: The latest Liverpool news and views

MORE: The latest Liverpool player tweets

Liverpool will host Chelsea in their next Premier League game at Anfield on Tuesday 31 January.

Paul Merson
Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Thomas Tuchel
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes admits ‘big worry’ about Man United situation
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Burnley v Leeds United
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher raves about 'outstanding' Liverpool FC star Trent Alexander-Arnold
Paul Merson
Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Thomas Tuchel
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes admits ‘big worry’ about Man United situation
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Burnley v Leeds United
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher raves about 'outstanding' Liverpool FC star Trent Alexander-Arnold
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature