One of the former Liverpool players, Michael Owen, was initially convinced of the chances of Jurgen Klopp’s team retaining the Premier League title in the 2020/21 season. But now, the person concerned is in doubt, why is that?
Last season was indeed a beautiful season for Liverpool, they successfully ended the fast for the Premier League title that has been going on for the last 30 years. This long wait is clearly a great pride.
However, being the best team is not only about winning the title, but how to defend the title which of course will not be easy.
At the start of the 2020/21 season, Jurgen Klopp’s men cannot be said to be lucky. They lost several major players such as Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold who were sidelined due to injury.
Actually, player injuries are common for a team, but unfortunately Liverpool have lost Van Dijk and Joe Gomez as their mainstay players for the next few months.
No wonder this condition makes Michael Owen begin to feel doubt about his former club’s chances of defending the Premier League title in the 2020/21 season.
“Yes, I have no doubt that if these players are fit then Liverpool are the best team in England. I think they will win the Premier League,”
“Unfortunately, now the situation is a little floating, although when it comes to the Premier League I’m sure they can still survive every game.” Owen told talkSPORT.
Furthermore, this man who once costumed Manchester United has no doubts about Liverpool’s ability to win, but the real challenges will only be felt in big matches. That’s where the attendance of the mainstay players is felt.
“It’s a question of when you really get tested, because in some games, if you are a strong team and better than others, you can just carry a load of one or two players who are not good enough,”
“However, when you play in the Champions League quarter-finals, when you face Manchester City at Anfield, games like that are important, you can’t carry a burden on the team,” he concluded.