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1st Jan, 2017 | 12:40pm

Michael Owen delivers his verdict on Liverpool win against Man City

By Amir Mir

Michael Owen has stated that the three points for Liverpool against Manchester City “was all that mattered” despite the game lacking quality.

Jurgen Klopp’s side beat their title rivals 1-0 at Anfield on New Year’s Eve to close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea to six points.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s powerful header after eight minutes sealed all three points for the home side, who will now travel to the north east to take on Sunderland on Monday afternoon.

After the game, former Reds and Manchester United striker Owen offered his thoughts on the match as posted on his personal Twitter account.

Wijnaldum has played 21 Premier League and EFL Cup games for Klopp’s side following his summer move from relegated Newcastle.

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The versatile player has scored two goals and provided four assists as he has started the last eight games for his side.

The Holland international will be looking to help his team continue their good form and close the gap on Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.

Wijnaldum has been a part of wins against the likes of Everton, Chelsea and Arsenal this season.

Next Sunday, the Merseyside club will be looking to make their mark in the FA Cup when they take on Plymouth on home soil.

They have already reached the semi-final stages of the EFL Cup this term where they will play fellow Premier League side Southampton.

In other Liverpool news, Match of the Day pundit Gary Lineker posted this hilarious message about this Reds player.