Former Red Michael Owen believes that Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Chelsea on Sunday is the “stand-out fixture of Matchday 2”.
Both sides meet at Stamford Bridge having secured three points in their first game of the 2020-21 Premier League season.
Owen told BetVictor: “This is clearly the stand-out fixture of Matchday 2 and I can’t wait to watch these fiercely competitive rivals go head-to-head.
“Chelsea started their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win away at the Amex stadium and Frank Lampard will have been pleased with the way that some of his new signings seem to be settling in. Timo Werner was a constant threat to Brighton and looks like he is going to adapt very quickly to the rigours of the Premier League.
“Liverpool beat Leeds United 4-3 in their opening day fixture and while Jurgen Klopp will have been delighted to see his strikers picking up where they left off last season, he will have been concerned with the way Leeds picked their defence apart on way too many occasions.
“If there is one certainty in this match, it’s that there will be goals! I fancy an entertaining, end to end clash between the two sides with honours even at the final whistle. 2-2 for me.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Liverpool were really good at Stamford Bridge last season in the Premier League. The Reds secured a 2-1 victory on the day. Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold were Liverpool’s goalscorers.
Liverpool were also very good going forward against Chelsea at Anfield last season in the Premier League. Liverpool won the match 5-3.
Naby Keita, Alexander-Arnold, Gini Wijnaldum Firmino and Oxlade-Chamberlain scored Liverpool’s goals on the night.
We can see the upcoming clash at Stamford Bridge being more like the high-scoring match that took place at Anfield last season.
The reason being is Liverpool looked vulnerable at the back against Leeds United last weekend.
The fact that Liverpool conceded three goals does back up that particular argument. However, we hope that Liverpool can keep a clean sheet, as that does go a long way to winning any football match.