Michael Owen: Why Liverpool FC have advantage over Man City in title race

The Liverpool FC legend isn't ruling out Jurgen Klopp's side getting their hands on the Premier League title

Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen (Photo: BT Sport)

Michael Owen believes Liverpool FC have a slight advantage over Manchester City in the title race thanks to their better run in.

The Reds have been criticised for squandering their lead at the top of the Premier League over the past six weeks or so.

Liverpool FC failed to seize their chance to move seven points ahead of the defending champions after Jurgen Klopp’s side drew four of their last seven games.

The Merseyside outfit were held to a goalless draw in their two away games at Everton and Manchester United to drop down to second place.

However, Liverpool FC don’t have to travel to any of the top six in their final 10 games – and the Reds will also have the luxury of five games at Anfield.

Manchester City, on the other hand, will have to travel to their local rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen believes Klopp’s side have a slight advantage in the title race thanks to their remaining fixtures.

“It looks like it’s a two-horse race,” Owen told Goal.com.

“There’s only Manchester City and Liverpool that are potentially going to win the Premier League.

“I’ll feel sorry for whoever doesn’t because in any other year the second team would’ve won the Premier League by maybe ten points.

“This year has been an exceptional standard and it’s going to go a long way yet.

“Liverpool now have played in recent weeks Everton away, Manchester United away and okay, their points have dropped a little bit, but now it changes. ‘Now Manchester City have a more difficult finish.”

Liverpool FC are looking to win their first Premier League title and their first major trophy under Klopp.

The Reds have lost League Cup, Europa League and Champions League finals since the German replaced Brendan Rodgers in October 2015.

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