Michael Owen states his prediction for Leicester v Liverpool FC

The former Liverpool FC striker is backing Jurgen Klopp's side to beat Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon

Liverpool legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to survive a stern test at Leicester City on Saturday afternoon with three points.

The Reds are sitting at the top of the Premier League table ahead of Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference.

Liverpool FC were 4-0 winners against West Ham United in their season opener before the Reds secured a 2-0 win against 10-man Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Reigning PFA player of the year Mohamed Salah scored the only in Liverpool FC’s 1-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield last weekend.

Leicester should provide Liverpool FC with their sternest test of the 2018-19 Premier League season at the King Power Stadium in Saturday’s earliest kick off.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen believes the Reds will leave Leicester with three points but warned Jurgen Klopp’s players to expect a difficult match.

“Leicester will provide a severe test of Liverpool’s title credentials, but it is an examination I believe they will pass in what promises to be an open, entertaining clash,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Harry Maguire got a late winner at St Mary’s last weekend, but the England international and the rest of the Foxes defence will have their work cut out to cope with the pace and power of the Reds front three.”

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

Klopp has led Liverpool FC to successive top-four finishes in the past two seasons to make significant progress at the Merseyside outfit.

Liverpool FC signed Fabinho, Naby Keita, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer transfer window.

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