Michael Owen states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Leicester City
The Liverpool FC legend is backing the Reds to ease to victory over Leicester City at Anfield on Wednesday night
Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to win their third successive Premier League game when Leicester City make the trip to Anfield on Wednesday night.
The Merseyside outfit have benefitted from an extended break following their 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace earlier this month.
Liverpool FC’s 2-1 loss to Wolves in the FA Cup at the start of January provided Jurgen Klopp with the chance to organise a warm weather training camp.
The Reds have beaten Brighton and Crystal Palace since their 2-1 loss to defending champions Manchester City on 3 January.
Klopp’s men have managed to maintain their four-point lead over Manchester City despite some testing moments against the Eagles last time out.
Manchester City will take on Liverpool FC’s former manager Rafael Benitez and his Newcastle side on Tuesday night before Liverpool FC’s home clash against Leicester 24 hours later.
So the pressure could be on Klopp’s side if Manchester City manage to cut their lead to a point ahead of kick-off at Anfield in the mid-week fixture.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen remains confident that Liverpool FC will beat Leicester at Anfield to protect their advantage at the top of the league.
“Liverpool have won their last seven home Premier League games and I feel they will continue that sequence against a Leicester side who – like their hosts – were involved in a seven-goal thriller in their last league game,” Owen told BetVictor.
“Neither side was involved in the FA Cup fourth round, so they should be fit and ready to go with Jurgen Klopp taking his Reds’ squad out to Dubai for some warm weather training.
“The Foxes are likely to play their part in what promises to be a cracking game, but it is Liverpool to keep the points for me.”
Liverpool FC were 2-1 winners against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium back in September courtesy of goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.