After emphatically beating Watford 6-1 on Sunday, Liverpool went to the top of the league for the first time since May 2014.
Eleven matches in and Jurgen Klopp’s side have established themselves as title challengers and it’s difficult to argue with that.
However, it’s far from a one-horse race this season.
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Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and even Manchester United are also in contention to become champions in what appears to be the most exciting title race in many years.
For Liverpool fans, though, they’re dreaming of winning their first league trophy since 1990 and hope that the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino can fire them to ultimate glory come May.
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And one former player is convinced by what he’s seen so far this season.
Despite playing for United later in his career, Owen claims he is still a Liverpool fan and has stuck his neck on the line to predict how their title challenge will fare.
After beating Watford to reach the summit of the league, Owen tweeted: “Top of the league.”
He was then asked by one of his followers in the Premier League is coming back to the North West.
Owen was definitive in his answer but highlighted two of Liverpool’s biggest rivals.
He said: “Yep. Arsenal and Chelsea playing well but it's returning where it belongs this season!”
Of course, we can safely assume Owen is talking about Liverpool, rather than Everton.
But many people were quick to pick up on Twitter user @Scouser_Les_LFC and his question about the Premier League trophy ‘coming back’ to the North West.
Neither Everton nor Liverpool have won the title since the inception of the Premier League so the trophy hasn’t been anywhere near the River Mersey before - apart from when Blackburn won it an Anfield in 1995.
Twitter users have also questioned Owen’s comment about ‘returning where it belongs’. It’s strange that Owen suggests the Premier League trophy belongs at Anfield when they haven’t won it before.
Either way, there’s no doubt that Owen thinks his former side will win the league.
The former striker was at the height of his career when he was playing for Liverpool, scoring over 150 goals and winning the 2001 Ballon d’Or.
Liverpool fans may have worshiped him then but his decision to join United in 2009 didn’t go down well. However, Owen will start winning over the Liverpool fanbase again if he continues to earmark them as potential champions.
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