Michael Owen sends warning to Man United about Liverpool FC response
The Liverpool legend warns Manchester United that Jurgen Klopp's attack will get their form back and notch up an emphatic win in the coming weeks
Michael Owen believes Liverpool will ease to an emphatic win against one of the upcoming opponents to put their bad spell behind them.
The Reds have struggled to produce consistent form in September after initially making an impressive start to the Premier League season.
The Merseyside outfit collected seven points from their opening three games and laid down a marker with a 4-0 victory over title rivals Arsenal.
However, Liverpool have only earned four points from their next three Premier League fixtures to raise questions about their ability to challenge for the title.
The Reds are winless in the Champions League following a 2-2 draw with Sevilla before Wednesday night’s 1-1 stalemate with Spartak Moscow.
While Liverpool have entertained with a return of 22 times in 12 outings, Klopp’s defence have conceded 20 goals to raise concerns about the club’s back four.
Liverpool will host Manchester United in their next Premier League on Saturday 14 October.
The Red Devils won 4-0 against Crystal Palace last weekend to take their tally to 21 goals in seven games as well as keeping six clean sheets.
But ex Liverpool striker Owen believes the Reds’s ability to find the back of the net is a good thing as Klopp looks to steer the club through a tricky patch.
“When you’re got an attacking team, you’ve always got a puncher’s chance [to get out of the crisis],” Owen told BT Sport.
“Klopp is lucky in that way. They’ll blitz a team 4-0 or 5-0. It wasn’t long ago they were playing brilliant.”
Liverpool surrendered a lead to draw 1-1 with Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday after Joselu cancelled out Philippe Coutinho’s wonder goal.