"He's not the best finisher in the world but he gets that many chances that even if he scores one in three chances then his numbers start totting up," says Owen.
"He's very dangerous, his assists are good as well. He's got so much pace, he times his runs well, and with Sadio Mane being out injured on the other side the emphasis is even more on Salah. He's probably the key man."
Owen, the former Liverpool striker, expects a typically attacking approach from Jurgen Klopp, whose approach is a good match for Salah's skills.
"I like the bravery of Liverpool," says Owen. "They don't tend to change for anybody and against the top teams it's great to see them always playing on the front foot.
"They play in a way that suits Salah, with pace on both flanks and players like Philippe Coutinho, who can see a pass.
"Liverpool don't play with a main No.9. They play with almost a false one, in Roberto Firmino, so emphasis is on the whole team to chip in with goals, and Salah's pulling his weight in that department."