Michael Owen states his prediction for Liverpool v Arsenal

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen is backing Jurgen Klopp's men to beat Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday evening

Liverpool legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen believes Liverpool’s attack will be too much for Arsenal’s defence at Anfield on Sunday evening.

The Merseyside outfit booked their place in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night thanks to a 4-2 victory over Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in their playoff.

Emre Can, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all got on the score sheet to help Liverpool avoid a potential upset upon their return to the Champions League.

Liverpool registered their first Premier League win of the 2017-18 season following a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace last weekend.

Arsenal, in contrast, succumbed to their first loss of the new campaign after Jese Rodriguez scored a second-half winner for Stoke City to secure a 1-0 win at the bet365 Stadium.

Former Liverpool striker Owen is backing Jurgen Klopp’s side to beat Arsenal in their third outing of the Premier League season to lay down an early marker in the title race.

“A game between the side with the best record (Liverpool) in games between the top six sides last season and the side (Arsenal) with the worst and I expect the hosts to take the points,” Owen told BetVictor.

“I thought Liverpool were very good going forward against Hoffenheim midweek and if they play with the same intensity and pace on Sunday, it will be too much for the Gunners.”

Arsenal played out a thrilling 4-3 victory over Leicester City in their opening Premier League game of the 2017-18 season.

Liverpool squandered a 3-2 lead to concede a late equaliser to draw 3-3 with Watford at Vicarage Road in their curtain raiser.

The Reds finished in fourth place last term to condemn Arsenal to a season in the Europa League.

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