Michael Owen highlights Liverpool FC’s advantage in title race
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen explains why Jurgen Klopp's side have a slight edge in title race
Michael Owen believes Liverpool FC have a slight advantage in the title race given their remaining fixtures at Anfield.
The Reds – who are two points clear having played a game more – are embroiled in a battle with Manchester City to get their hands on the Premier League title this season.
Liverpool FC have seven games left to keep the pressure on the Citizens and hope that the defending champions falter.
The 18-time English champions have four fixtures to left to play at Anfield, including home clashes against Chelsea FC and Tottenham.
The Reds have three away games left on their schedule as Jurgen Klopp looks to lead Liverpool FC to their first Premier League title.
Manchester City, on the other hand, have to make the trip to Old Trafford to take on bitter rivals Manchester United.
And former Liverpool FC striker Owen believes that the Merseyside outfit could have an advantage in the title race with their home fixtures left to play.
“There’s no doubt Liverpool can do it, whether they will or not, it’s obviously going to transpire,” Owen told the Liverpool Echo.
“People are looking at the fixtures now and thinking who has the easier ones. Of course Liverpool, on paper, have got two tough ones [in Chelsea and Spurs] but they are at home and Liverpool’s record at home is second to none really.
“City have go to go to Old Trafford and of course Manchester United are still likely to be needing points to get into the Champions League which is massive for them.
“So you would think there are some tough games for City to come but then you’ve got your Crystal Palaces away and teams like that are never easy.”
Liverpool FC haven’t won the top-flight crown since 1990 when Sir Kenny Dalglish was the last Reds boss to achieve title glory.
The Merseyside club have finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014 under three different managers.
Klopp’s best finish as Liverpool FC boss so far is fourth place but the German head coach is on course for his side to finish in the top two this term.