Former Liverpool player and current club ambassador Michael Owen has claimed that the Reds were trying to get rid of ex-captain Steven Gerrard two years before he left for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2015.
Sky Sports reported extracts from Owen’s new autobiography Reboot, in which he alleged that the Anfield club had wanted Gerrard out a couple of years before his move to the United States.
Sky Sports Premier League on Twitter (@SkySportsPL) posted the story, along with a pull-quote, to their followers.
"I've heard that the club wanted him out two years prior to when he actually left."
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 5, 2019
In his new book, Owen wrote that his former Liverpool team-mate had become “bigger than the club” and “become so symbolic and so powerful” that he was forced out of Anfield, with Owen doubting whether Gerrard truly wanted to move to LA Galaxy, as reported by Sky Sports.
Owen scored 158 goals in 297 games for the Reds before leaving for Real Madrid in 2004 and later played for Manchester United, while Gerrard had a 17-year career in Liverpool’s first team and captained them to Champions League glory the season after his former team-mate left for Spain.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter ridiculed Owen over his comments about Gerrard:
— Ur fav bartender (@1choicelfc) September 5, 2019
Nearly man as a player, the poorest of pundits. And now will libel anybody and everybody to sell his tacky book. Once a mercenary…
— Lawrence Kershaw (@poggiolino) September 5, 2019
— Sudarshan Venkatesan (@SrinzzzLFC) September 6, 2019
Micheal Owen played for United, don’t trust anything he says…
— barry (@TwerpyDerpyDerp) September 5, 2019
Who cares what he says he had a few good years and turned into a fraud
— Big Hobo Chicken (@BigHoboChickenx) September 5, 2019
Id give Gerrard 5 years too many and infinite years more than a snake…
— SeanTheRed (@SH090983) September 5, 2019
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