Former Red Michael Owen believes Liverpool will claim the three points against Manchester United at Anfield this weekend.

The Reds enter the Premier League clash with a 14-point lead at the top of the table with a game in hand.

Liverpool have also only dropped points in one fixture this season, which was the 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford back in October.

Manchester United sit in fifth and are currently five points outside the top four, which highlights the gulf in class between the two sides.

Owen, who has played for both Liverpool and Manchester United, believes Jurgen Klopp’s side should show why they are at the top of the table come Sunday.

“Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the game the last time Manchester United won at Anfield over four years ago, and it is hard to see past another win for Jurgen Klopp’s runaway league leaders on Sunday in the big game of the weekend,” Owen told Bet Victor.

“It is well documented that Liverpool have only dropped two points so far this season and that was in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford back in October. That stat will not be lost on Jurgen Klopp or the Reds players and supporters who will want to beat all other 19 sides en route to their first Premier League title.

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Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk (left) and Manchester United’s Daniel James battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.

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“United have exciting forwards, but they lack the energy and quality of Liverpool in the middle of the field and that is where I expect the game to be won. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 51 home league games – I expect them to make it 52 and counting in one of the most iconic games of the season.”

It is difficult to disagree with anything Owen has said. The Reds are a far better side in all departments.

Of course, Klopp’s side still have to rock up and play well, but they are comfortably the favorites heading into this clash.

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