Michael Owen tips 25-year-old to fire Liverpool FC to win at Stoke

The Liverpool FC legend is backing Sadio Mane to fire Jurgen Klopp's men to victory over Stoke on Wednesday night

Liverpool FC forward Sadio Mane Photo: The Sport Review

Michael Owen is backing Sadio Mane to score in a Liverpool FC win at Stoke on Wednesday night.

The Merseyside outfit will be looking to return to winning ways at the bet365 Stadium following a 1-1 draw with defending Premier League champions Chelsea last weekend.

Mohamed Salah scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season following his summer move to Liverpool with a close-range finish in the second half of the Premier League clash.

However, Brazilian midfielder Willian levelled in the 85th minute with a fortuitous effort to deprive Jurgen Klopp’s side of three points at Anfield on Saturday evening.

Liverpool FC are looking to finish in the Premier League’s top four again this season to secure a place in the Champions League for the second successive season.

The Reds are a staggering 14 points adrift of current leaders Manchester City after 13 games to effectively end their chances of winning the Premier League title this term.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Sadio Mane to return to the Reds side on Wednesday night and to help fire the Merseyside outfit to three points at Stoke.

“Liverpool cannot afford to slip up against a Stoke side who have conceded on average two goals per game in the Premier League so far this term,” Owen told BetVictor.

“I expect Sadio Mane to return to the Reds’ starting XI, having been rested against Chelsea at the weekend, and Jurgen Klopp’s side can edge what promises to be terrific game in the Potteries.”

Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season to secure a place in the Champions League.

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