Michael Owen believes that Liverpool will ‘settle for any kind of result’ against Real Madrid in their upcoming two Champions League games.
The Reds will host the Spanish giants at Anfield in Group B tonight and will travel to Madrid next month to take them on at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Defending European champions Madrid will be favourites to win both the matches against the Premier League outfit, and Owen believes that Liverpool would be happy to get anything against them.
‘The first of two consecutive ‘Clash of the European Titans’ matches tonight won't be any different and given their respective starts, Liverpool will probably settle for any kind of result over the two games that leaves them in with a fighting chance for what are likely to be the defining group matches against Ludogorets and Basel before the end of the group stages’, the 34-year-old wrote on Sportlobster.com.
Owen’s opinion is frank and honest, and one that will be shared by many neutral fans. Despite the absence of the injured duo Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos for tonight’s match, Madrid remain a very strong team.
The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema will be backed by many football followers to rip apart a fragile Liverpool defence tonight, but the Merseyside outfit cannot be written off just yet.
Winning at the Bernabeu next month will be hugely difficult for Liverpool, but Brendan Rodgers’s side do have the potential to pick up at least a point tonight.