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Reds Can Take Points Against Leeds, Says Michael Owen

The player turned pundit expects Sunday’s game to be a goal fest, but Liverpool will win, in his view.

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Former Liverpool and England star Michael Owen predicts a 2-1 win for Liverpool this Sunday in their Premier League clash against Leeds United. Speaking to BetVictor, he offered his thoughts on the Jurgen Klopp vs Marcelo Bielsa match-up, as reported by the Mirror.

“Last season’s great entertainers, Leeds, welcome Liverpool to Elland Road in what looks like a cracking contest on paper.

Bielsa’s men will no doubt be full of energy, meaning Liverpool may have to be patient early on. It’s great to watch Leeds, and when their gameplan comes off, it must be applauded. That said, they could play into Liverpool’s hands here. Come at the Reds and they have all the tools to take you apart. This is one game where I can definitely see goals, and I think it’ll be the Reds that take the points back to Merseyside.”

The game will be Liverpool’s fourth of this campaign, and the Reds will be looking to make up for points dropped against Chelsea in their previous fixture. The famous Elland Road atmosphere will have to be countered by Liverpool’s traveling fan support, a fact acknowledged by Jurgen Klopp in an interview with the club website.

“We are used to a very special atmosphere obviously when we play at home. In the Premier League there are obviously some grounds with a really good atmosphere – so, if Leeds is another one, good for them and we have to deal with it”, he said.