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Michael Owen singles out Liverpool star that “worries him” during Porto victory

Michael Owen singles out Liverpool star that “worries him” during Porto victory

Liverpool cruise to another win

Liverpool romped their way to another win in the Champions League courtesy of a 2-0 victory over FC Porto at Anfield.

Thiago gave the hosts the lead midway through the second-half with a mind-boggling strike from 25 yards out, with the ball remaining just above the ground for its entire journey.

Then, as he always does, Mohamed Salah found his way onto the scoresheet late in the piece.

However, it was not all smooth sailing.

Michael Owen reveals Ibrahima Konate fear

Speaking in his half-time slot with BT Sport, Michael Owen revealed that he was not altogether comfortable with the Liverpool side, and pinpointed new signing Ibrahima Konate as a potential issue for the Reds.

When asked, Owen explained:

“It’s a huge game for Porto and they have got in once or twice”

Konate worries me a little bit, I must say.

“He presses a little bit, he comes in and likes to mark men and a lot of the time he gets done in behind.

“A couple of times there, we missed one or two off the reel we could’ve shown where people are getting in behind him so I think they’ve just got to be careful without [Virgil] Van Dijk there.

“Communication might be key between them. They don’t strike me as two players, Matip and Konate, that are going to speak to each other much.

“They’ve looked a little bit vulnerable. They need to tighten that up.”

With Konate having only arrived from RB Leipzig during the summer, he will be hoping that Owen is in the minority with this view, as he aims to nail down regular minutes.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 14 27 33
2 Manchester City 14 21 32
3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 -2 19
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford FC 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Everton FC 14 -7 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
18 Burnley FC 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4