Owen accepts Anfield defeat

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has already given up any hope of Newcastle United finding precious points to save them from relegation at Anfield this weekends.

Liverpool entertain the struggling Magpies in this Sunday’s 1.30pm kick-off, having beaten them 5-1 at St James’ Park earlier this season.

Owen, who left Liverpool in search of silverwear for Real Madrid in 2004, says he is already looking ahead to getting points in the side’s two remaining home games.

He says, “We go to Liverpool next and we finish the season at Aston Villa and, if we can get some points from those games, then of course we’ll grasp them. But, being realistic, it’s the home games that are our major focus now.”

Newcastle currently lie 18th in the table, three points inside the relegation zone with four games to go.