Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to maintain their Premier League title bid alive with a 3-1 victory over Leicester Metropolis at Anfield on Thursday evening.
The Reds are making ready to welcome the Foxes and their former supervisor Brendan Rodgers to Anfield in midweek as they give the impression of being to proceed to maintain up the strain on Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis.
Liverpool FC had been 3-1 winners over Cardiff Metropolis within the FA Cup fourth spherical on Sunday afternoon because the Reds arrange a fifth-round conflict with Norwich Metropolis in early March.
The Merseyside outfit are at the moment Metropolis’s closest challengers within the Premier League title race and they are going to be keen to gather the three factors on Thursday to proceed their bid to reclaim the top-flight trophy.
Leicester Metropolis head into this recreation on the again of their disappointing defeat by Nottingham Forest within the FA Cup on the weekend and in search of their first win in three outings within the prime flight.
Former Liverpool FC star Owen is backing the house aspect to assert all three factors once they welcome the Foxes to Merseyside in midweek – and he’s tipping January signing Luis Diaz to make his Premier League bow.
Writing in his preview column for BetVictor, Owen stated: “I feel the brand new signing, Luis Diaz, will begin right here. He has the kind of profile Klopp likes from his gamers and I feel he’ll slot in completely in that left ahead place.
“It’ll be troublesome for him to exchange [Sadio] Mane in that place, however he provides them nice depth there, which they haven’t actually had.
“As for Leicester, it’s been a troublesome season. They’d have had prime six ambitions so to be mid-table have to be irritating. Nonetheless, there’s time for them to show this round and I might anticipate a greater second half of the season.
“I feel Liverpool will win this although. I can see a number of targets at Anfield, 3-1 to Liverpool.”
Sadio Mane is not going to be out there for Thursday’s conflict as he celebrates successful the Africa Cup of Nations remaining with Senegal. Nevertheless, Mohamed Salah is predicted to be out there for choice after Egypt misplaced the ultimate on penalties on the weekend.