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Owen urges Liverpool to take ‘positives’ from Leicester game

Michael Owen urged league leaders Liverpool to eschew the downsides of their 1-1 draw with Leicester City and search for the positives. 

The former Liverpool and Manchester United striker was on punditry duty for the Premier League clash, in which the Reds dropped two points against a side they were fully expected to beat.

Liverpool got off the mark in the third minute through a Sadio Mané goal but failed to build on that lead thereafter, conceding a Harry Maguire equaliser on the stroke of half-time.

Despite dropping two points, Liverpool actually extended their lead in the Premier League table to five points due to Manchester City’s shock 2-1 loss to another of Owen’s former clubs, relegation-threatened Newcastle United, something Owen believes the players need to keep in mind.

“Well I always try to look at the positives,” Owen told BT Sport.

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“From this midweek set of fixtures, if you had said Manchester City were going to lose and Liverpool were going to draw, everyone around here would have snapped your hand off.

“So you’ve got to look at it as a positive midweek set of results.

“They’ve gone an extra point clear in the league and I think that’s what they’ll be focusing on.”

Also in studio was Rio Ferdinand, who said the crowd’s nerves fed into the players, something Owen agreed with his former teammate on.

“But, as you say, there as a little bit of anxiousness, little bit of nervousness around [Anfield] and Jurgen Klopp won’t want that to feed into the team.

“There’s still a long way to go.”

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