Michael Owen states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Man City

Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to beat Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen (Photo: BT Sport)

Michael Owen is backing Premier League leaders Liverpool FC to beat Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds are sitting six points clear at the top of the Premier League table following an impressive start to the 2019-20 season.

Liverpool FC have won 10 of their 11 fixtures in the top flight so far, only dropping points in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have come from behind in their last three Premier League games to rescue seven points from losing positions.

Liverpool FC successfully managed to overturn a 1-0 deficit against both Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa to secure 2-1 victories in their last two outings.

Manchester City have won their last three Premier League games after bouncing back from a shock 2-0 defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers at The Etihad last month.

The Citizens will be desperate to avoid a defeat and prevent Liverpool FC from opening up a nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Klopp’s side to beat Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

“At first glance, you can’t see past an open entertaining classic at Anfield involving the two best sides in the Premier League and, arguably, in Europe, but I wonder if both managers would take a point now?” Owen told BetVictor.

“A draw would see Liverpool maintain their six-point lead over City while Pep Guardiola’s side would surely settle for a point with Aymeric Laporte out with a long-term injury.

“In the hope that the sides don’t cancel each other out and they both go for the win, I believe it will be the Reds who extend their lead over the champions to nine points.

“City will field two of Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones and Fernandinho in the centre of their defence and it will be hard for the visitors to keep Liverpool’s front three and especially the hugely influential Sadio Mane at arm’s length.

“Anfield is sure to be rocking. The title will not be decided on Sunday, but a nine-point gap between the sides would be difficult for City to bridge given the form and ability of this Liverpool side – but nine points I expect it to be.”

Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but have finished in second place on four different occasions.

The Reds finished as runners-up last season despite collecting 97 points in the Premier League title race.

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