By Amir Mir
Michael Owen has backed Liverpool to beat Watford at Anfield on Sunday afternoon and claimed Philippe Coutinho is overpriced at 8/1 to win the PFA Player of the Year award this season.
TV pundit Owen has predicted both teams to score at the weekend, but stated he will be “surprised”, if in-form Watford were able to prevent a Reds victory.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in scintillating form this season, which has seen them emerge as serious title contenders.
Former Manchester United striker Owen expects that impressive run to continue, as the Merseyside club aim to secure their maiden Premier League crown.
“I thought Liverpool were very good at Selhurst Park last weekend and I would be surprised if Watford were able to stop this impressive Liverpool side at Anfield on Sunday,” Owen wrote in his Bet Victor column.
“Phillippe Coutinho has had a hand in six goals in his last six PL games and I see he is 8/1 to be named PFA Player of the Year at Bet Victor; with the Reds 11/4 for the title that 8/1 might be overpriced for the Brazilian magician.”
The Reds have won seven of their last eight fixtures in all competitions, including maintaining an unbeaten record at Anfield this term.
By contrast their opponents have not lost a league match since late September, as they have also kept a clean sheet in their last three league outings, with Liverpool failing to keep one.
As a result Klopp’s side are third in the league table with 23 points, with the Hornets seventh on 15 points after ten games.
In other Liverpool team news, former Reds midfielder Jan Molby believes Jurgen Klopp’s side should be wary of Watford’s forward on Sunday.