Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is ready to make a sensational move to bring former Anfield favourite and England international Michael Owen back to Merseyside.
With the current lack of fire power up front for the Reds and star striker Fernando Torres seemingly suffering a World Cup hangover from his summer in South Africa with eventual winners Spain, Hodgson is ready to make a shock £4m bid for the 30 year old as he looks to improve Liverpool’s current situation and fire them back up the table.
After impressive performances against Championship side Scunthorpe, in which he managed to get himself on the score sheet twice and a late equaliser away to Bolton, Owen was disappointed to find himself not featuring in the midweek trip to Valencia and could possibly look elsewhere for regular first team football before his career comes to an end.
Manchester United seem to be boasting a number of attacking options with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Javier Hernandez and Federico Macheda at boss Alex Fergusons disposal and it is thought that the 68 year old could be willing to let the former Real Madrid striker leave should an acceptable bid be made.
During his original 8 year spell at Liverpool, Owen amassed an incredible 158 goals in 297 appearances and although the Chester born striker is considered one of the most affective strikers ever to apply his trade at Liverpool, up there with the likes of Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler, it is thought that his move to bitter rivals Manchester United will leave many of the Anfield faithful less than happy about a possible return to the club.
However, if we can recapture his scoring form of old, Owen could quickly turn this view around and once again endear himself to those on Merseyside.
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