Ex-Liverpool striker may ruffle some feathers with his latest prediction of which Premier League teams will qualify for the Champions League next season, and which one’s won’t.
To my surprise, Owen has opted for Tottenham Hotspur to clinch that fourth spot over his former club, Liverpool, putting it down to Klopp’s side ‘inconsistency’.
In fairness, the Reds looked to be back on track with a win against Manchester United, but then they crashed back down to earth following a disappointing trip to a struggling Bournemouth side.
They currently sit six points adrift of fourth-place contenders Spurs but boast a game in hand.
Despite their fairly promising position at the moment, Owen thinks that their inconsistent form will be a factor of them missing out.
“I would be surprised if Tottenham didn’t clinch that fourth space because Liverpool are inconsistent,” the former Liverpool player told Premier League Productions.
He then went on to comment about the teams surrounding Liverpool and how they fare in the race.
“Newcastle are rocky, even though they have played some tough games. Spurs are up and down, a little bit inconsistent, a bit like Liverpool actually. But it’s a good performance, even though Nottingham Forest made it easy for them.
“After Liverpool were chasing them down and getting closer and closer. They will be breathing a sigh of relief now because they have a bit of a cushion again.”
Liverpool’s away form has been dismal this campaign, with only three wins on the road for Jurgen Klopp.
Spurs’ foreseeable run of fixtures is, on paper, much simpler than that of Liverpool’s with games against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal on the horizon for Klopp’s crop.