Michael Owen reacts to Liverpool’s draw with Ludogorets Razgrad in Champions League

Michael Owen

Michael Owen seems optimistic about Liverpool’s chances of progressing to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Michael Owen believes that Liverpool can qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League despite the 2-2 draw with Ludogorets Razgrad on Wednesday.

The Bulgarian champions opened the scoring in the Group B clash in Sofia after just three minutes through Dani Abalo.

Liverpool equalised through Rickie Lambert in the eighth minute (click here to read more) and went ahead on 37 minutes when Jordan Henderson found the target.

However, Brendan Rodgers’s side had to settle for a point as they conceded a late equaliser when Georgi Terziev headed home.

The Reds now find themselves third in the group with four points from five matches, two points behind second-placed FC Basel.

Owen, though, seems confident that Liverpool can still make it through to the last 16 and wrote on Sportlobster.com: “All things considered, needing to win to qualify at home against Basle isn't the worst position to be in. That will be some atmosphere at Anfield.”

The match between Liverpool and Basel at Anfield will be hugely competitive indeed, but one suspects that the Reds fans would have wanted it to be less important.

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