Michael Owen claims ‘Liverpool can beat Man City to the title’

Liverpool v Man City

According to Michael Owen, Liverpool can still pip Man City to the Premier League title.

After eleven matches this season, Man City are eleven points clear of Liverpool.

When the sides met at the Etihad Stadium, Sadio Mane’s red card opened the floodgates for a 5-0 Sky Blues drumming.

It’s also been more than a quarter of a century since Liverpool won the title.

Michael Owen thinks it could be Liverpool’s year

Owen, who also played for Man United in his career, made the following comments to Omnisport about Liverpool and Man City:

We’re so early in the season, it’s hard to rule anything in our out. At the moment, there’s a big gap between everyone and Manchester City.

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Manchester City seem to be running away with it, playing brilliant football, but remember this happened last season. Manchester City went quite a few points clear and everyone was saying it was going to be their title and it never quite happened.

There’s a lot of football to be played. Liverpool look as if they’re going to be into the next round of the Champions League, the cup competitions are all there; OK a few points behind where they’d like to be, but the season is still only young.

While it’s possible Man City tank and Liverpool recover, it’s surely hugely unlikely.

Michael Owen v Liverpool fans

Owen has got into a spot of bother with Liverpool fans this week.

Speaking in an interview with Canal+, Owen revealed that Manchester United opted to sign him due to the fact that they missed out on the signature of Karim Benzema to Real Madrid in 2009.

Some Liverpool fans saw that as an instance of the former Ballon d’Or winner’s betrayal against their club.

Owen currently acts as an international ambassador for the Anfield outfit, with many of Liverpool’s fans of the opinion that the 37-year-old should keep stories of his connection to Manchester United at an absolute minimum due to this position.

But Owen hit back.

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