Michael Owen: Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling could ‘trouble’ Arsenal

Raheem Sterling

Michael Owen looks ahead to Saturday’s Premier League clash between Arsenal and Liverpool.

Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling will create problems for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Sterling is likely to start for the Reds in the Premier League clash and will be looking to step up his game.

The England international has not exactly been in great form in recent weeks, but former Liverpool striker Owen backs the 20-year-old to be a nuisance for the Gunners.

“The Gunners have conceded just once in their last five home games in the Premier League but I can see the Reds finding the back of the net at the Emirates in a game I am really looking forward to,” the 35-year-old wrote on Betvictor.com.

“Raheem Sterling is likely to lead the Reds’ line in the absence of Daniel Sturridge and, whilst he is not the best of finishers, his pace and trickery could trouble the Arsenal defence.”

Sterling does not score too many goals, but the youngster is one of the quickest players in the Premier League.

The Englishman has created 62 chances in 28 Premier League appearances so far this season, while having a pass accuracy of 80%.

Arsenal have looked defensively stronger in recents months, but Sterling can exploit their weakness and give them a run for their money.

Sterling has stepped up in big games before, and Liverpool fans will hope that he does so against Arsenal.

A defeat in North London will severely hamper Liverpool’s chances of a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

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