Keown, who was part of three title-winning campaigns with Arsenal, has criticised the notion that losing to Wolves is a positive step towards league glory for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
“I’m sorry. But I don’t buy the argument that Liverpool did themselves a favour,” he said in the Daily Mail.
“Had they seen off Wolves, defeat by Manchester City could have been brushed off as a blip. Now, they have lost two in a row and losing breeds fear.
“Arsenal started the 2002-2003 campaign unbeaten.