Michael Owen delivers interesting verdict on Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes

Former Liverpool star Michael Owen believes the Reds continue to hold the advantage in the title race, given they have overcome the tricky challenges on the road unlike Manchester City.

The Reds recently relinquished their advantage at the top of the table after a 0-0 derby draw against Everton, and they are currently one point behind the Citizens with nine matches remaining.

Speaking to Goal.com, Owen has said that the Merseyside giants have the slight advantage over City in the title pursuit, given their remaining matches against top-six opposition are at Anfield.

He said: “Liverpool now have played in recent weeks Everton away, Manchester United away and okay, their points have dropped a little bit, but now it changes. Now Manchester City have a more difficult finish. Liverpool have easier teams. All their difficult games are at Anfield against Chelsea and Tottenham.

Both Liverpool and City have tried to outsmart each other over the course of the season and it appears that the title could be decided by the slenderest of margins when compared to recent campaigns.

Whilst no game against a top-six opposition is easy, the Reds do hold the slight advantage with home games against Chelsea and Spurs unlike Pep Guardiola’s side, who have an away Manchester derby to contend with.

The Citizens have to play both Spurs and United before the season concludes but the game against the latter should prove a tricky prospect, given their stunning revival under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United are unbeaten in the Premier League since the 3-1 defeat at Anfield in December and a run of 10 wins and two draws has propelled them to the fourth position in the standings.

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