Michael Owen states his prediction for Fulham v Liverpool FC

Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to ease past Fulham in the Premier League at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

The Reds booked their place in the Champions League quarter-final draw on Wednesday night thanks to a 3-1 aggregate win against Bayern Munich.

Liverpool FC were held to a goalless draw with the Bundesliga side in the first leg at Anfield in the absence of Virgil van Dijk.

The Dutch centre-half returned for the second leg at the Allianz Arena and the club record signing gave Liverpool FC a platform to secure victory.

Joel Matip’s own goal cancelled out Sadio Mane’s brilliant opener but Van Dijk restored the visitors’ lead with a header before the Senegal international netted his second of the game in the last 10 minutes.

Liverpool FC have the opportunity to hoist themselves to the top of the Premier League table on Sunday as Manchester City switch their focus to the FA Cup.

And former England striker Owen is backing Liverpool FC to beat Fulham in their Premier League meeting at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon.

“Fulham have lost nine of their last ten league games and it is hard to see them denting Liverpool’s title hopes and giving themselves a shot in the arm with regard to their slim chance of beating the drop,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Sadio Mane has scored eight times in his last eight Premier League games for the Reds and I will be surprised and disappointed if Liverpool were not back at the top of the table come Sunday night.”

Liverpool FC are looking to win their first Premier League title after finishing in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

Klopp is looking to win his first trophy since taking over the reins from Brendan Rodgers in October 2015.

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