By Amir Mir

Michael Owen believes Liverpool have the “pace and flair” to hurt any team as he backed them to beat Manchester United on Monday night.

TV pundit Owen backed the Reds to pick up all three points at Anfield in what is expected to be a mouth-watering contest between the two north-west rivals.

Former England striker Owen played for both club’s during his playing career, lifting his only Premier League title in the 2010-11 season with the Manchester club.

Now the 36-year-old has given an insight into where the danger areas will be for both opposition team’s ahead of the Monday night showdown.

“Liverpool have lost their last four in the PL against United but I expect to see the Reds buck that trend on Monday at Anfield,” Owen wrote in his Bet Victor column.

“United are likely to be a danger at set-pieces with their height advantage but Liverpool have the pace and flair to hurt any team and can keep the points on Merseyside.”

Chester-born Owen made 276 appearances for the Merseyside club scoring 147 goals over an eight-year period, before his move to La Liga giants Real Madrid.

He returned to England a year later and was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2009, where he scored 17 goals in 52 appearances.

Liverpool are currently fourth with 16 points going into the fixture against United, while their opponents are sixth with 13 points.

In other Liverpool team news, Jamie Redknapp believes Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will be the dangermen for the Reds against Manchester United on Monday night.