Michael Owen has thrown his weight behind his former club Liverpool ahead of their Champions League clash with Italian Serie A giants Napoli.
The former Liverpool striker predicted the Champions League game via BetVictor as backed the European champions to start the defense of their title with a win.
Liverpool sealed their sixth European title by winning the Champions League title last season and it was made possible by the final win over fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
The Reds beat Tottenham 2-0 to win the title.
Ahead of their Champions League clash with Napoli, Michael Owen talked about the meeting between the two sides which ended in a 1-0 win for the Italians before adding that Liverpool are much improved from that corresponding fixture from last season.
Michael Owen went on to say that Liverpool will come out tops by a narrow margin.
The former Manchester United, Stoke City and Newcastle United backed Liverpool for a narrow away win over Napoli during their Champions League clash on Tuesday night.
Napoli warmed up for the Liverpool game with a straightforward victory over bottom club Sampdoria in the league.
They won 2-0 at home courtesy the goals from Belgian international attacker Dries Mertens.
On their part, Liverpool came from behind to beat Newcastle United 3-1 in the league at the weekend.