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Michael Owen makes Leeds United comparison in wake of duo’s tough PL initiation

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Michael Own has stressed that Leeds United look like a top-half team after witnessing their 4-3 defeat to Liverpool.

Leeds were competitive at Anfield and came from behind three times through Jack Harrison, Patrick Bamford and Mateusz Klich. However, a hat-trick from Mo Salah and header from Virgil van Dijk denied Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

Nevertheless, there has been high praise from a number of pundits including BT Sports’ Owen.

The former Liverpool forward claimed Leeds were equipped for the top-10, but fellow promoted sides, West Brom and Fulham, could well be relegated.

Leeds were electric for about 70 minutes at Anfield, recovering from a sloppy start to give the Premier League Champions a real game. It wasn’t until the closing stages until the game swung back in Jurgen Klopp’s favour.

It’s not gone unnoticed how Bielsaball looked more than enough for the Premier League and Owen was amongst those convinced.

He took to Twitter, where he assessed Leeds and matched them up against West Brom and Fulham – the two other promoted sides.

They lost to Leicester City and Arsenal, respectively, but by a heavy 3-0 scoreline.

Owen feels that pair will struggle to stay up, but admitted that Leeds looked ready for the top-10.

Look, like most Leeds fans, I’d be more than happy with finishing 17th this season.

However, the talk of us crashing into the top-half of the table has been fully justified by our performance at Anfield.

We were excellent and gave Liverpool the sort of game 15 sides couldn’t in the Premier League last season.

Of course, we have no points to show for it, but another 37 performances like that and we will win more games than we lose.

Fingers cross that Owen’s prediction is on the money and we excel on our return.

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