Michael Owen states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Leicester

Former Reds striker Michael Owen is confident Liverpool FC will edge past Leicester City at Anfield on Saturday

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

Michael Owen is confident Liverpool FC will beat Leicester City in a high-scoring game at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Leicester will be hoping to capitalise on potential Liverpool FC tiredness after the Reds had to dig deep to secure a 4-3 victory over Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Goals from Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah sealed three points after an entertaining seven-goal thriller on Merseyside that raised questions about Liverpool FC’s defending.

The Reds have won all seven of their Premier League games in the current campaign, including victories over top-four rivals Arsenal and Chelsea FC.

However, Leicester could provide Liverpool FC with a real test of their title credentials given their excellent start to their first full season under former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

The Foxes have collected 14 points from their opening seven fixtures to leave Leicester a mere two points behind defending champions Manchester City.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing the Reds to edge a high-scoring game against Leicester at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

“Brendan Rodgers returns to Anfield for the first time since he left Liverpool back in 2015,” Owen told BetVictor.

“The Foxes’ boss will take heart from the fact that it was Leicester who were the last Premier League side to stop the Reds on home soil courtesy of a 1-1 draw back in January on a snowy evening on Merseyside.

“Since that night Liverpool have won their last 10 home league games scoring 33 times in the process and I believe Jurgen Klopp’s side will gain a 17th successive league win although I expect the Foxes’ to play their part in, what promises to be, a terrific game between two inform sides.”

Liverpool FC are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and five points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side.

The Reds have never won the Premier League title.

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