Michael Owen states his prediction for West Ham v Liverpool FC
The Liverpool FC legend is backing the Reds to beat West Ham at the London Stadium on Monday night
Michael Owen is tipping Liverpool FC to beat West Ham United on Monday night to cement their lead at the top of the Premier League table.
The Reds were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw with Leicester City at Anfield on Wednesday night but still moved five points clear of second-placed Manchester City.
Sadio Mane’s early goal was cancelled out by Harry Maguire in added time at the end of the first half to miss out on the chance to move seven points clear of the defending champions.
Liverpool FC’s 1-1 draw with Leicester was the first time the Reds have dropped points to a Premier League team outside the top six this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will make the long trip to Stratford on Monday night to take on West Ham.
The Hammers could be without their talisman Marko Arnautovic after the Austria international suffered a bruised foot against Wolves mid-week.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing the Reds to ease victory over the Hammers to further cement their title challenge.
“West Ham have lost their last four league games against Liverpool and conceded four goals in each of those losses, but they have won their last couple at the London Stadium and will be going all-out to put behind their recent away defeats at AFC Wimbledon and Wolves where they didn’t manage to muster a single shot on target,” Owen told BetVictor.
“The Reds will have been disappointed not to have taken full advantage of Manchester City’s slip-up at Newcastle against Leicester, but they are five points clear with fourteen games to go and the title is in their hands.
“I expect to see Jurgen Klopp’s side return to winning ways on Monday evening.”
Liverpool FC are looking to win the Premier League for the first time in their history.
Klopp won two Bundesliga titles with Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and 2012 but hasn’t won a trophy in the last six seasons.
The Reds have lost in League Cup, Europa League and Champions League finals under Klopp.