Former Liverpool and Actual Madrid striker Michael Owen has made an intriguing prediction forward of this weekend’s Champions League ultimate.
The Reds are taking up Los Blancos in Paris for what guarantees to be an exhilarating contest between two giants of the European recreation, and it’s arduous to choose a favorite.
Actual Madrid have simply gained the La Liga title and beat Liverpool within the ultimate of this competitors 4 years in the past, however Jurgen Klopp’s aspect have improved quite a bit since then, profitable the Champions League in 2019, the Premier League title in 2020, and each home cups up to now this season.
Owen performed for each golf equipment, but it surely appears he’s backing Liverpool to get presumably fairly a giant win on Saturday night time, as he instructed the Daily Mail he felt Klopp’s males may blow Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect away.
Owen did warn, nonetheless, that Madrid ahead Vinicius Junior shall be one to observe for the Spanish giants.
“I feel Liverpool are higher than Madrid they usually may blow them away. 3-1 or 3-0 is my prediction,” Owen stated.
“I feel they may beat them moderately convincingly as a result of they’re an distinctive workforce on the minute and are too good for Madrid.
“I feel Liverpool will in all probability have quite a lot of the ball as a result of I feel Madrid shall be eager to stop areas in behind them for the likes of Salah and Mane to run into.
“However I additionally assume they’ll wish to sit deep to really encourage Liverpool to play that top line after which attempt to exploit it on the counter-attack.
“Any opponent shall be Liverpool and considering the way in which we will beat them is to try to get in behind them.
“When Trent Alexander-Arnold strikes ahead, they’ve acquired Vinicius that might actually damage Liverpool in that place.
“All people does the identical factor and everybody tries it. Whether or not you possibly can truly do it’s one other matter.
“No query Madrid shall be Liverpool’s excessive line, they’ll be Trent going ahead quite a bit they usually’ll be considering Vinicius goes to be a weapon.
“I feel Ancelotti will attempt to expose that space and Vinicius shall be one in all their key elements.”