Michael Owen thought Joe Gomez and Fabinho were 'nervy' last night

TV Pundit and former player Michael Owen looks on before the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifier between England U21 and Andorra U21 at the Proact Stadium on October 11,...

Liverpool beat Red Bull Salzburg 4-3 at Anfield last night.

TV Pundit and former player Michael Owen looks on before the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifier between England U21 and Andorra U21 at the Proact Stadium on October 11,...

Pundit Michael Owen has told BT Sport that he thought Liverpool duo Joe Gomez and Fabinho were both 'nervy' against Red Bull Salzburg last night.

Liverpool played their first Anfield Champions League clash since that remarkable comeback against Barcelona, but they almost had a taste of their own medicine.

Jurgen Klopp's side were heavy favourites against the Austrian side, and raced into a 3-0 lead as Sadio Mane, Andrew Robertson and Mohamed Salah all scored in the first half.

 

Hwang Hee-chan pulled one back before half time, and in no time Takumi Minamino and Erling Braut Haaland had pulled Salzburg level, only for Salah to snatch the winner.

Liverpool were left completely rocked by Jesse Marsch's side, and whilst they ended up coming through with all three points, they were given an almighty scare.

Klopp will be looking to avoid a similar situation against Leicester City this weekend, a similarly dangerous side, and pundit Owen picked out two players who looked 'nervy' as Salzburg mounted their comeback.

Owen noted defender Joe Gomez – brought in for the injured Joel Matip – and £100,000-a-week midfielder Fabinho (Spotrac) both looked nervy, suggesting Brazilian ace Fabinho was particularly troublesome having committed a number of mistakes.

Joe Gomez of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and RB Salzburg at Anfield on October 2, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Owen admitted he was worried about how nervy Klopp's side were, as he expected them to be very calm even at 3-1, and praised them for eventually getting a grip of the game again.

“I was worried about that, I must admit,” said Owen. “I thought when it went 3-1 and then 3-2, I thought there was a couple of people that looked a little bit nervy. Joe Gomez looked nervy, certainly Fabinho looked really nervy - he made about three mistakes within the space of five minutes, and one led to the [third] goal as well.”

“You think a team that that got to the Champions League final last season, in the group stage would be very calm, but they shook them alright! Liverpool did well to arrest that slide and get back on top,” he added.

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Fabinho controls the ball during the UEFA Champions league Group E football match between Liverpool and Salzburg at Anfield in Liverpool, north west...

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