Michael Owen states his prediction for Liverpool v Burnley

The Liverpool legend is backing Jurgen Klopp's side to win to nil against Burnley at Anfiled on Saturday afternoon

Liverpool legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen is backing Liverpool to keep a rare clean sheet in a victory over Burnley at Anfield on Saturday.

The Reds will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing 5-0 loss to title rivals Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend.

Liverpool will be without in-form Senegal international Sadio Mane for the Premier League clash after the forward was sent off against Manchester City.

The Merseyside outfit have already scored eight times in four Premier League games this season but their defence has been a big problem.

Indeed, Jurgen Klopp’s side have already conceded seven goals despite the Liverpool manager chopping and changing his defence in an attempt to resolve the problem.

Liverpool impressed in a 2-2 draw with Sevilla in their opening Champions League group-stage game during the week but defensive errors cost them three points.

Former Reds striker Owen believes that Liverpool will keep a rare clean sheet on Saturday when Burnley make the trip to Anfield in the Premier League.

“Burnley may have been flattered to beat Palace last weekend and I’m not yet convinced that the Clarets are the much-improved side their results at Chelsea and Spurs last month would suggest,” Owen told BetVictor.

“The Reds will have to do without Sadio Mane through suspension but Philippe Coutinho was back in the fold against Sevilla in the Champions League midweek and I expect to see the Reds get back to winning ways and collect a third successive clean sheet in the Premier League at Anfield this term.”

Liverpool were 2-1 winners against Sean Dyche’s side at Anfield in the Premier League last term en route to securing a top-four finish.

The Reds signed four players in the summer transfer window to improve their squad options.

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