Michael Owen predicts Liverpool v Everton
By Amir Mir
Michael Owen has backed Liverpool to beat Everton in their Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his team can build upon their impressive run of form in March which saw them pick up two wins and a draw.
Prior to the international break, they recorded a 1-1 draw against Champions League rivals Manchester City after beating Burnley and Arsenal on home soil.
Now, they have the chance of doing the double over Everton who have not beaten their rivals at Anfield in 18 years.
Ahead of the game, former Premier League winner, Owen offered his thoughts on the match and why Klopp’s side will have too much for their opponents.
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“Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League games with Everton and I don’t think it will be unlucky 13 for Jurgen Klopp’s boys on Saturday,” Owen told BetVictor.
“The Blues will miss Seamus Coleman as much going forward as defensively and I would like to pass on my best wishes to him for a full and speedy recovery.
“The Reds are likely to be without Adam Lallana but I still think they will have a bit too much flair and pace for Ronald Koeman’s side in what promises to be a cracking game.”
There will be a number of big name players from both sides missing for the Merseyside derby following the international break.
Right-back Seamus Coleman suffered the worst injury after his leg was broken during a World Cup qualifier against Wales.
The Republic of Ireland international was on the wrong end of a horror tackle from Neil Taylor and is now expected to be sidelined for at least six months.
For the Reds, playmaker Adam Lallana could also be an absentee after manager Klopp confirmed that he is a doubt for the weekend fixture.
Lallana played a major part in England beating Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier last Sunday following their 1-0 defeat at Germany in a friendly.
In other Liverpool news, Alan Shearer has stated what would happen if Everton beat their rivals.