Michael Owen believes that the away goal rule could play into Liverpool’s hands when they visit the Allianz Arena this evening to face Bayern Munich.
The Reds will be hoping to knock the Bavarians out in their own back yard and continue their impressive return to the European stage after last season making it to the final where they were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid.
Based on current form, Liverpool are an unpredictable proposition for Bayern. Recently, it’s been a case of Jurgen Klopp’s side either blowing away their opposition or wasting major goalscoring opportunities and limping over the line.
With the home side needing to win in normal time or on penalties, it’s certain that Liverpool will look to counter-attack but Michael Owen says a score draw will be the target for his former side.
“It’s certainly on a knife edge and it’s the toss of a coin, I’d suggest,” Owen exclusively told the ECHO. “This away-goal rule could play into Liverpool’s hands now. So it is a 50/50 game.
“Liverpool, of course, have conceded a couple of goals against Burnley, but in general they have been looking as solid as a rock at the back. It’s feast or famine at the moment up front. They are either not scoring or scoring fours and fives, but we know there are goals in there and Bayern Munich are on a nice little run, too.
“They scored plenty of goals at the weekend [beating Wolfsburg 6-0] but it’s not the best Bayern team I’ve ever seen. They aren’t streaking clear at the top of the Bundesliga, so I’m pretty confident.”