Michael Owen has predicted Liverpool to finish in third position in next season’s Premier League table.

The Reds are looking to bounce back from a disappointing fifth-placed finish in 2022/23. And, according to Owen’s post on Twitter this morning, they’ll just about manage that.

Although the 43-year-old doesn’t expect his former club to challenge for the title, he does think they’ll be back in the Champions League for 2024/25.

Owen also claims that Liverpool will finish ahead of arch-rivals Manchester United. United pipped them last year, eventually securing third-place for themselves.

But despite Erik ten Hag making a couple of notable additions, Owen thinks they’ll still end up dropping a position to fourth next season. Predictably, the former England striker has Manchester City down to win the title, with Arsenal in second.

Owen predicts Liverpool to pip United

If Liverpool finish ahead of United next season, then there’s a good chance that they’ll be back in the Champions league.

Ten Hag’s men don’t really have the look of title challengers. They have made some decent looking additions and spent a lot of money, but they’re still unlikely to be at the level of City in particualr.

Nevertheless, you’d be very surprised if they weren’t in and around the top four places.

Michael Owen
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As we saw at Anfield last season though, Liverpool are better than them on their day. In fact, they’re a lot, lot better than them.

United were shocking during their 7-0 loss in March. But you have to hand it to Liverpool as well, they were utterly brilliant. If the Reds can put in that kind of performance more regularly, then they should be ahead of the Red Devils.

Whether they will or not may depend on what they can do in the transfer market. Jurgen Klopp is still short on midfielders. Bring one or two in and they’ll suddenly look a lot stronger.

United meanwhile are gambling on 20-year-old striker Rasmus Hojlund adapting to the Premier League. Should the young Norwegian fail to get going, it’s hard to see them improving on last year.

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