Michael Owen states his ‘patient’ prediction for Liverpool v Middlesbrough

The ex-Liverpool striker is backing the Reds to beat Middlesbrough, even if takes Jurgen Klopp's side some time to make the breakthrough

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Michael Owen has backed Liverpool to beat Middlesbrough at Anfield but has warned Jurgen Klopp’s side to be patient against the relegated side.

The Merseyside outfit will secure a return to the Champions League on Sunday afternoon if Liverpool manage to pick up three points against Boro.

The 18-time English champions have won their last four Premier League games on the road thanks to victories over Stoke City, West Brom, and West Ham.

Liverpool, though, have failed to win their last three fixtures at Anfield to leave the door ajar for Arsenal in the top-four race ahead of the final weekend of the season.

Speaking to Bet Victor about Liverpool’s home clash with Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon, Owen is backing the Reds to secure three points and a return to the Champions League.

“We highlighted the fact that Liverpool have been, arguably, a better team on the road this season when looking at their trip to West Ham last weekend,” Owen said.

“The Reds and their fans may have to be patient back at Anfield as they look to break down Boro, but they have worked too hard this season to let a return to the Champions League slip through their fingers at the eleventh hour.”

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Owen was part of the Liverpool side that won the treble in 2001 after lifting the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Uefa Cup.

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