Liverpool relinquished their lead in the Premier League title race at the weekend as they could only draw with Everton.

They saw Manchester City move above them with a win over Bournemouth and could not respond at Goodison Park, as the Merseyside derby ended 0-0.

Even so, the Reds have still got plenty to be pleased with so far this season and the title race is far from over, with there being just a point between the two challengers.

And, for Michael Owen, there is no cause for upset just yet because he reckons Manchester City have the tougher run-in.

Quoted by the Liverpool Echo, the former striker turned pundit said:

“Liverpool have easier teams. All their difficult games are at Anfield against Chelsea and Tottenham.

“I think now, even though Manchester City have the advantage in points and goal difference, Liverpool now have the advantage in the games coming up. It’s going to be close.”

Owen was a top striker for the Reds and was a part of the side that challenged for the 2001/02 Premier League title, though Arsenal never really looked too threatened in the end.

The Reds are firmly in the picture this year, though, and will hope Owen is right in his appraisal.

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