Former striker Michael Owen took to social networking site Twitter to praise Liverpool on their 3-0 win over Manchester City while highlighting how Wednesday’s results massively favoured Leicester City.
The Reds beat League Cup winners City in a rematch of their recent Wembley showdown convincingly, with goals from Adam Lallana, James Milner and Roberto Firmino downing Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
The loss leaves City some ten points off league leaders Leicester, while Arsenal's and Tottenham Hotspur's defeats on the same night meant the Foxes extended their lead at the top.
Taking to Twitter, Owen remarked how the Foxes were the real winners of yet another extraordinary night in the Premier League while singling out a batch of Liverpool stars for praise.
Great performance by Liverpool. Joy to watch at times. Too aggressive for City to handle. Lallana, Milner, Can, Firminho, Toure, Flanagan— michael owen (@themichaelowen) March 2, 2016
United back in the hunt for a top 4 finish. Important 3 points. Biggest winners of the day though were Leicester.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) March 2, 2016
The Reds would have been bitterly disappointed to lose the Capital One Cup final via a penalty shootout against City, yet they certainly put that out of their system at Anfield last night.
Both Milner and Lallana had arguably their best games of the season, while a depleted Liverpool back four were superb throughout with Jon Flanagan in particular keeping Raheem Sterling at bay.
Jurgen Klopp’s men leapfrogged Southampton in the table and now sit just six points behind City in fourth spot, having played one game less than those sides immediately above them.
But the day’s true winners were Leicester, as they saw their fellow title contenders miss the chance to take advantage of their dropped points following the Foxes’ 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.