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Michael Owen gives verdict on Diego Costa display against Swansea

By Alex Taylor

Liverpool legend Michael Owen has taken to Twitter to praise Diego Costa for his ice-cooling finish.

Owen, 36, scored 213 goals throughout his career and made 466 top-flight appearances with Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, Newcastle and Stoke City.

The BT Sport pundit gave young fans advice on how best to score after Costa put Chelsea 1-0 up against Swansea in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.

“That’s how you finish,” Owen tweeted. “Go for power in that situation and it goes over. Guide it into the corners.

Owen rose to Merseyside fame in his time at Anfield. The forward bagged 147 goals in 276 appearances for the Reds but burnt bridges at Liverpool after joining bitter rivals Manchester United in 2009.

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The striker finished his career having won Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and the League Cup medals.

Liverpool currently sit fifth in the Premier League having picked up seven points from their first four Premier League games.

The Reds have already beaten Leicester and Arsenal this term but a 2-0 loss to Burnley and a 1-1 against Tottenham at White Hart Lane has hampered their progress.

They now face a trip to Stamford bridge to play Chelsea on Friday evening.

In other Liverpool news, Danny Ings scored after just three minutes for Liverpool as he played in the under-23 match against Leicester – and the club’s supporters are desperate for him to be recalled to the first-team.