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Michael Owen predicts win over Arsenal for Liverpool

Former Liverpool and Man Utd striker Michael Owen has predicted a win for the Reds over Saturday’s Anfield visitors, Arsenal.

After a 3-2 defeat to West Ham last time out in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be hellbent on getting back to winning ways and the visit of Arsenal is a huge test of their title credentials.

Just four points off the league leaders, Chelsea, it’s certainly not time for panic but if that gap becomes seven points after a defeat to Arsenal this weekend, it might be time to start questioning Liverpool’s chances of winning the league especially with key players leaving due to AFCON in January.

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That said, Liverpool are well equipped to beat the Gunners and with the likes of Fabinho, Thiago and Henderson all fit, they now have the base in midfield required to improve defensively.

Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “This fixture has produced some classics down the years, could we see another here?

“The Reds followed up that draw against Brighton with a defeat against West Ham and Jurgen Klopp was understandably not happy. They’ve had some defensive issues in recent weeks and that will need sorting.

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“That’s now three wins in a row for Arsenal and just one goal conceded in that time. This will be a major test of where they are though.

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“I fancy Liverpool to get back to winning ways here. I can see Arsenal scoring but I don’t trust their defence, 3-1 Liverpool.”

A win would see Liverpool put the blocks in place to build on and hopefully gain some momentum in December to push on and make this season their own.

Chelsea have been fantastic but if they drop points like they did against Burnley before the international break, Liverpool need to be waiting and ready to capitalise.

They missed an opportunity to go one point behind the Blues when they lost to West Ham and that cannot happen again otherwise Thomas Tuchel’s side will not feel under pressure when their form inevitably dips.

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