Michael Owen outlines Liverpool FC’s mentality change under Jurgen Klopp
BT Sport pundit Michael Owen says Liverpool FC expect to win games under Jurgen Klopp
Michael Owen believes that Liverpool FC have developed a ruthless winning mentality under Jurgen Klopp.
The Merseyside outfit dug deep to secure a 2-0 victory over Swiss side Red Bull Salzburg in their final Champions League group-stage fixture on Tuesday night.
Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah scored second-half goals to secure their place in the Champions League knockout stage after finishing top of their group ahead of Napoli.
Liverpool FC have won 15 of their 16 games in the Premier League this season, with the Reds having only dropped points in a 1-1 draw at bitter rivals Manchester United.
The Reds are the defending European champions after Liverpool FC were 2-0 winners against fellow Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final last term.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen highlighted how Klopp’s players have developed a steadfast belief that they’re going to win Premier League game now.
“When you’re playing for an average team you hope you win games,” Owen told BT Sport.
“When you’re then playing at the start of this whole process for Liverpool it then becomes a confidence that you’re going to get a result then it turns into a belief and you know what it’s verging on a knowing now.
“They almost ‘know’ they are going to win – when they need to win they know they’re going to win and that’s a mentality thing and that’s what they’ve developed over recent seasons.”
Liverpool FC are on course to win their first-ever Premier League title this season after the Reds finished in second place on four different occasions in the past.
The Merseyside outfit are sitting eight points clear of second-placed Leicester City in the race to get their hands on the Premier League trophy.
Klopp’s men will take on Watford in their next Premier League fixture at Anfield on Saturday.