Michael Owen offers honest assessment of Liverpool FC this season

Michael Owen admits he thinks that a genuine Premier League title challenge is out of reach for Liverpool FC

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Michael Owen has admitted that he doesn’t believe that Liverpool FC are capable of winning the Premier League title this season – but says the Reds are capable of beating anyone on their day.

Jurgen Klopp watched his side be pegged back and held to a 3-3 draw by Sevilla in the Champions League in midweek after having led 3-0 at half-time.

Liverpool FC have made something of a stuttering start to the new campaign, with the Reds currently fifth in the Premier League table and 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after 12 games.

The Merseyside outfit will be hoping to get their Premier League bid back on track on Saturday when they take on Chelsea at Anfield.

Former Liverpool FC star Owen believes that Klopp’s side have plenty of potential, but admits it looks as if a title challenge is out of reach this term.

Speaking on BT Sport after the 3-3 draw with Sevilla, Owen said: “I see Liverpool as being a team that can beat anybody. At Anfield they can beat anybody.

“Champions League knockout football could be a positive for them.

“Over a long season, I just don’t think they can grind well enough to win a Premier League at the moment.”

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table in Jurgen Klopp’s first full season in charge at Anfield last term.

The Reds, who are currently top of their Champions League group by a point, will be hoping to once again qualify for Europe’s elite club competition this time around.

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