Ian Rush is a bona fide Liverpool legend.
He is the club’s record goalscorer, having bagged 346 times for the Reds across two spells and 15 years, and with five league titles, three FA Cups and two European Cups, there aren’t too many footballers that are more decorated than him either.
Michael Owen is another who has written himself into the history of the Anfield outfit, netting 158 times for the club himself – that puts him at eighth on the all-time list. However, he later joined Manchester United, Liverpool’s fierce rivals, which damaged his reputation on Merseyside.
The 40-year-old former England international, though, claimed in his autobiography that the Welshman would have willingly signed for one of the side’s biggest rivals. These quotes have resurfaced in the past few days, with Rush denying that was ever the case.
Many Liverpool fans have been reacting to Owen’s words and it is fair to say they do not agree with him, with one describing it as a ‘new low‘ for the ex-striker. You can see some of the best comments from Twitter below…
Michael Owen… judging others by his own low standards, I see. Did a runner for money. Mercenary and there’s nothing unusual about that amongst footballers but call him for what he was and still is. A mercenary.
— TERRY WESTON (@weston810) April 13, 2020
Difference is, one of these did sign for United and one didn’t,one is a club legend the other is a rat.
— Ste Rooney (@kanga1975) April 13, 2020
No. Michael Owen just wants to stay relevant.
— Luke Wells (@Luke40074755) April 13, 2020
New low for turncoat Owen
— Gerry Bishop (@GerryBishopMBE) April 13, 2020
Plz tell him to stop talking……
— Noorah (@Noorahoosman) April 13, 2020
He really doesn’t help himself with comments like this.
— Richie Tobin 🇵🇸 (@richiedj7) April 13, 2020
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