Michael Owen states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Chelsea FC

Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen doesn't envisage Jurgen Klopp's side faltering against Chelsea FC at Anfield on Sunday afternoon

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

Michael Owen is tipping Liverpool FC to ease to a straightforward win against Chelsea FC at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

The Merseyside outfit will welcome Maurizio Sarri’s side in pursuit of a fifth successive Premier League victory.

Liverpool FC are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and two points ahead of defending champions Manchester City.

The Merseyside outfit have played one game more than Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League title race.

Liverpool FC were 2-1 winners against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield last month after Toby Alderweireld’s late own-goal.

The Reds eased to a 2-0 victory over FC Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night thanks to goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino.

Chelsea FC have managed to reclaim a spot in the top four thanks to a run of three successive Premier League victories.

But former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing the Reds to be winning at half-time and full-time against Chelsea FC at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

“Liverpool take a two-goal lead to Porto on Wednesday and I feel they can maintain their title challenge against Chelsea even though the Blues have such an excellent recent record at Anfield – unbeaten in their last six in the Premier League and 2-1 winners in the League Cup earlier in the season.” Owen told BetVictor.

“Chelsea are in Europa League action in Prague on Thursday having comfortably disposed of West Ham on Monday night courtesy of another Eden Hazard masterclass.

“Liverpool will have an extra 48-hours to prepare for the game and I expect to see the Reds – unbeaten in their last 37 Premier League games at Anfield – keep the points.”

Liverpool FC are sitting in top spot in the Premier League and 16 points ahead of Sunday’s opponents Chelsea FC.

The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw with Liverpool FC in their meeting earlier this season thanks to Daniel Sturridge’s last-gasp equaliser.

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