Michael Owen states his prediction for AS Roma v Liverpool FC

The Liverpool FC legend is backing the Reds to ease to victory over AS Roma in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to beat AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night.

The Reds were 5-2 winners against AS Roma in the first leg of their last-four clash after Mohamed Salah scored twice before the Egypt international teed up Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Liverpool FC dropped more points in the Premier League at the weekend following a disappointing goalless draw with Paul Lambert’s relegation candidates Stoke City at Anfield last weekend.

The Merseyside outfit have scored seven goals in their last two games on the road in the Champions League to help Jurgen Klopp’s side ease past Manchester City and FC Porto in the previous two rounds.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Liverpool FC to ease to victory over AS Roma in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final despite what promises to be an intimidating atmosphere at the Stadio Olimpico.

“Roma are yet to concede a home goal in the competition so far this season, but I do not expect lightning to strike twice for the Italians despite their remarkable comeback against Barcelona from a similar three-goal deficit in the previous round,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Liverpool have scored 38 goals in the competition so far this season, which is an extraordinary achievement, and I expect them to add to that tally in the Italian capital on Wednesday.

“Mo Salah has scored in his last five CL games and is, correctly, lauded as the talisman of the Reds team but this a real team effort and I would like to mention one of their unsung heroes.”

Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

The Reds lost 3-1 to La Liga giants Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel back in 2016.

The Merseyside outfit signed Virgil van Dijk in a £75m deal from Southampton back in January.

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