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Michael Owen’s Premier League title prediction after Liverpool’s late win

Divock Origi scored a last-minute winner against Wolves at Molineux on Saturday afternoon to help Liverpool leapfrog Chelsea in the Premier League title race

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Klopp reflects on Liverpool’s win at Wolves

Michael Owen believes Divock Origi’s winner for Liverpool against Wolves is an “absolutely massive” moment in this season’s title race.

The Belgium international scored a last-minute goal at Molineux to send Jurgen Klopp’s side top of the Premier League table, albeit temporarily.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, former Liverpool striker Owen was asked if scoring late goals is what champions do.

“It is, it absolutely is,” replied Owen. “As Glen [Johnson] mentioned earlier in the show, this title run could be decided by one or two points.

“There’s two points there gained in the blink of an eye. It could be absolutely massive come the end of the season.”

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Divock Origi scored a late winner for Liverpool against Wolves on Saturday
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Liverpool’s win at Molineux came just hours after title rivals Chelsea suffered a 3-2 defeat at high-flying West Ham.

A freak late goal from Arthur Masuaku snatched victory for David Moyes’ team to hamper the Blues’ Premier League hopes.

Manchester City, meanwhile, finished the day top of the table after a comfortable 3-1 victory against Watford at Vicarage Road.

Saturday’s results leave Pep Guadiola’s side on 35 points, Liverpool on 34 and Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea on 33.

And Owen, who won the Premier League with Manchester United, was keen to stress the impact of Origi’s goal on Liverpool’s rivals.

“The two managers we’ve just spoken about – Tuchel and Pep Guardiola – what a body blow to them,” he added.

“Because you’re watching the telly and you’re thinking, ‘Right, they’ve dropped two points.’ And then all of a sudden it’s taken away from you.

“Those are the moments I think… lost of teams can go and win 3-0, 4-0, but the one-nils are what define a season.”

Origi now has two goals in his three Premier League appearances this season, all from the substitutes bench.

The 26-year-old had a knack for finding the back of the net when it really matters, scoring in the Champions League semi-final and final in 2019.

Michael Owen believes Origi’s win could prove the difference in the Premier League title race
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“He is a legend,” said Klopp while discussing Origi. “People will write books about him, hopefully. If not then I’ll do it. He’s such a great player, a great guy.

“It’s a good moment, coming on and contributing like he did today, scoring that goal – outstanding. I’m really, really happy for him.”

On Liverpool’s performance, Klopp added: “If you don’t take your chances, it happens pretty often were you go home with one point.

“Or if they use one of their rare counter-attacks, you go home with nothing, which would have been incredibly unfair from our point of view, obviously.

“This is now the right result, I think. We had the majority of the ball, we were very dominant, we didn’t let them play how they usually play.

“It was a football-playing side to not really be seen today because we were really at them. So, good game with a great result. That’s it.”

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