Michael Owen believes Liverpool will get the better of Tottenham Hotspur in this evening’s clash at Anfield after claiming that the Reds have too much quality going forward.
Few would have expected at the start of the season that Tottenham’s trip to Anfield in mid-December would be a top-of-the-table clash, which is a testament to how well Jose Mourinho’s men have started the campaign.
The Spurs boss insisted in his pre-match press conference that his side are going to Anfield to win the game but he played down the significance of the clash in the scheme of the title race, insisting that there is nothing more than three points at stake.
Owen admitted that he expects Mourinho’s men to defend deep like they have done in recent clashes against the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea and look to hit Jurgen Klopp’s side on the counter.
However, the former Liverpool striker suggested that the approach is unlikely to work for Spurs this time out.
Owen told BetVictor: “This should be a cracker! As much as I have been impressed with Spurs this season, they come up against a Liverpool side that are undefeated in their last 65 home matches in the Premier League, a quite incredible stat.
“This is Spurs’ acid test. Undefeated in their last 11 games, Jose Mourinho’s side will come into this hopeful they can get a result.
“I’m expecting them to sit in and go through a bit of pain with the intention to hit on the counter-attack.
“Although I think that could work to a certain extent, I reckon Liverpool simply have too much quality going forward.”
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It is funny how almost every big game we play is being billed as an “acid test” of our title credentials. It almost feels like pundits are just waiting for us to lose a game in order to use that as evidence that we are nothing more than pretenders.
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