‘Too much quality’: Michael Owen states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Arsenal
Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to ease past Arsenal in the League Cup fourth round on Wednesday night
Michael Owen says Liverpool FC will have “too much quality” for Arsenal in the Carabao Cup fourth round at Anfield on Wednesday night.
The Reds will be looking to progress in the League Cup ahead of their trip to promoted side Aston Villa in the Premier League this weekend.
Liverpool FC were 2-1 winners against Arsenal’s bitter north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Goals from Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah cancelled out Harry Kane’s early goal to secure three points for the home side.
Liverpool FC are six points clear of second-placed Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are already 12 points adrift of the Premier League leaders ahead of their trip to Anfield on Wednesday night.
The Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at The Emirates on Sunday in a game filled with controversy.
Arsenal lost 3-1 to Liverpool FC in their Premier League meeting at Anfield earlier this season.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Klopp’s side to ease to a straightforward victory over Arsenal in the Carabao Cup fourth round.
“Liverpool overcame the loss of a first minute Harry Kane goal to run out narrow, but worthy, winners against Spurs on Sunday and I expect the Reds to have too much quality for an Arsenal side who lost a 2-0 lead against Crystal Palace on Sunday in a controversial London derby,” Owen told BetVictor.
“Both sides are likely to make several changes for the tie but both clubs have deep, and talented, squads and it promises to be a cracking game
“The Reds steamrollered the Gunners in the league game earlier in the season and I expect Jurgen Klopp’s side to reach the quarterfinals.”
Liverpool FC haven’t won the League Cup since Klopp took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers in October 2015.
Klopp lost to Manchester City on penalties in the League Cup in the 2016 final.