MICHAEL OWEN thinks its Liverpool fans that are making the team nervy on occasion.
The Reds are battling for their first title in 29 years and their maiden Premier League crown.
Jurgen Klopp’s side looked to be in control but the wheels have threatened to come off since they lost 2-1 to Manchester City at the start of the year.
But former Reds hitman Owen thinks the nerves from Kopites is working its way from the stands into the players’ heads.
Robbie Savage asked on 5Live: “I’m listening to a lot of people saying, ‘Are Liverpool bottling it?’
“I thought that descended from the crowd a little bit”
“But you know what mate, they’ve lost one game this season, they’re having a wonderful season aren’t they?
Owen said: “It’s unbelievable, yeah.
“What I would say is that there was a little bit of nervousness in the Leicester game, I was there, and there was a little bit of nervousness, but I thought that descended from the crowd a little bit.
“I don’t think the players, you know, are going to bed at night worried or anything like that.
“At the start of the season you would have snapped your hand off for this position.
“I don’t really buy into this, Liverpool are having a wobble, I’m just looking down at the last 10 results and they’re better than Manchester City’s.
“Do you know what I think it was? It was that performance against West Ham. It was pretty average and people are, sort of, jumping on the bandwagon there.”
Liverpool proved some of their doubters wrong yesterday with a solid 3-0 win against Bournemouth at Anfield.
The victory took them back to the top of the table with Manchester City still to play Chelsea this afternoon.
Klopp’s men will have a game in hand over the champions after they play today and the title is still very much theirs to lose.