Michael Owen believes that Stoke City will play defensive football against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
Stoke will head into the encounter placed 11th in the league table with 15 points from 12 matches, a point above Brendan Rodgers’s Liverpool.
Owen, who played for both Liverpool and Stoke in his career, predicts the encounter not to have too many goals.
“Stoke have not won at Anfield in their last 29 League visits but they appear a better side on the road than at the Britannia this season having already won at the Etihad and White Hart Lane,” the 34-year-old wrote on Betvictor.com.
“I don’t expect to see many goals with the Potters likely to sit back and try and hit the Reds on the break.”
Playing away from home at Anfield will not be easy for Stoke even though Liverpool are looking very vulnerable at the moment, but Mark Hughes’s side do have the players to draw the game.
However, one would expect Liverpool to raise their game and win Saturday’s match. The Merseyside outfit are struggling both in the Premier League and in the Champions League, but playing in front of the Kop will inspire the players.
It does not promise to be an easy ride for Liverpool on Saturday, but they should win against Stoke.