Michael Owen has hailed the performance of Liverpool against Sunderland in the Premier League earlier today.
Liverpool had started the New Year with a 2-2 draw with Leicester City at Anfield, before edging past AFC Wimbledon 2-1 away from home in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday.
Brendan Rodgers’s side made it two wins in two competitive games earlier today, thanks to Lazar Markovic’s goal in the ninth minute.
Sunderland played defensive football throughout the 90 minutes and ended the game with 10 men following the sending-off of Liam Bridcutt.
Owen, a former Liverpool striker, was impressed with the Merseyside outfit’s display in the first half and with Markovic, who was unlucky not to double his tally when his volley came back off the Sunderland crossbar.
“Comfortable win for Liverpool,” the 35-year-old wrote on Sportlobster.com. “I thought they were brilliant first half. Markovic in particular. Lack of goals remains a big worry for Sunderland.”
Liverpool are back in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League and a positive start to the New Year is certainly going to boost their confidence.