Michael Owen states his prediction for RB Salzburg v Liverpool FC

Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to beat RB Salzburg in the Champions League on Tuesday night

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

Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to book their place in the Champions League knockout stage thanks to a high-scoring victory over Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday evening.

The Reds will make the trip to Switzerland in pursuit of a win to ensure their participation in the Champions League knockout stage in the new year.

Liverpool FC need just a point against RB Salzburg or Napoli to lose to Genk in the group’s other fixture to secure a place in the last 16.

Jurgen Klopp’s side came from behind to earn a point in their last Champions League fixture following a 1-1 draw with the Italian side.

Liverpool FC are in a rich vein of form following a six-game winning streak in the Premier League to maintain their position at the top of the table.

Former Reds striker Owen is backing Liverpool FC to beat RB Salzburg in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

“It is seven years since the holders failed to make it through to the last 16 of the Champions League, but Liverpool need a point to ensure their place in the knock-out stages next year,” Owen told BetVictor.

“The Austrians have scored eight times in their previous two home group games, but the Reds are playing with such confidence that I can’t see past another win for the holders.

“The Reds ended a run of four successive away defeats in the group stages of the competition when winning in Genk last time and the Austrians have never beaten a Premier League side in the competition.

“Erling Braut Haaland has scored eight times in the five group games to date and the Reds will have to pay particular attention to a striker who looks sure to be plying his trade in the Premier League at some stage during his career.”

Liverpool FC have recorded a win and a loss on the road in this season’s group stage.

They opened their defence of the trophy with a 2-0 defeat at Napoli before a 4-1 success at Genk back in October.

The Reds have picked up seven points at home, defeating Salzburg and Genk, but drawing 1-1 at Anfield against Napoli.

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