posted on Apr, 6 2004 @ 02:00 PM
Michael Owen insists that Liverpool's ambition
is now to reach a level as good as the current Arsenal side have become.The England hitman also believes that Liverpool have not "got worse as a team"
over the recent years, just that Arsenal have improved out of all recognition.
Liverpool arrive at Highbury on Good Friday a massive 25 points behind the Barclaycard Premiership leaders, with both sides needing the points for
totally different reasons.The Gunners will be intent on extending their 30-match unbeaten league run and re-establish their firm grip on the top spot,
while Liverpool need every point they can get to claim fourth place and a return to Champions League action after this season's absence.The
comparisons between a Liverpool side that last dominated Europe two decades ago and the current exceptional Arsenal side will be too easily made when
the pair clash in Friday's midday battle.But Owen, who has fought back from injury to take his goals tally to 16 for the season, believes that it is
Arsenal who should be praised and admired for their progress rather than Liverpool criticised for their current position.