Michael Owen has urged that regardless of their poor type, Liverpool stays the “second best” team within the Premier League.
Having gained the Premier League title last season, the 2020/21 marketing campaign has been a depressing one for Liverpool.
They’ve been hampered by a number of high-profile accidents, however the outcomes have been poor as they’ve fallen away from league title competition.
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The type of the ‘Reds’ at Anfield has been significantly disappointing. A run of six consecutive home defeats leaves them eighth within the top flight forward of Monday evening’s sport against Wolves.
Jurgen Klopp’s eight-point side are up against fourth-placed Chelsea with ten video games remaining this season.
The Premier League champions obtained a lift throughout midweek as they progressed within the Champions League. They beat RB Leipzig 4-0 on aggregates to advance to the final eight.
Owen informed Premier League Productions, as quoted by The Each day StarLiverpool, primarily based on their high quality, are the second best team within the league:
“The table clearly says that [United are second best] so that you clearly must weigh that up.
“I am nonetheless watching and making an attempt to sound out ‘what Manchester United type is? ‘.
“What does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer inform them earlier than the sport? As a result of for me the team is really sitting there and it seems to be like they’ve a counter attack, I feel they seem to be a great counter-attack team.
“Nonetheless have questions against them when they’re enjoying against teams that wish to defend. Are they the second best within the league?
“Man City is much and away Liverpool is definitely second best, not in latest weeks, however they’re.
“I nonetheless suppose they’re the second best team within the league. They’re latest European champions. ”
Ian Wright disagreed as he urged that Liverpool in its present type doesn’t warrant this tag:
“Not the best way they play now, Mick, not the best way they play now.”
Owen ended the exchange by insisting the Reds had been nonetheless a “superb” team:
He added: “They’re reigning Premier League champions. So they’re nonetheless an excellent team, in a bad piece solely.
“Chelsea are trying good too. You possibly can nonetheless argue that they’re second best. ”