One-time Liverpool striker Michael Owen has claimed that players from another of his former clubs are not “far inferior” to the current crop at Anfield.
The 39-year-old, who also played for Manchester United, told ESPN [via Liverpool Echo] that he feels the players in the Old Trafford club’s current squad are close in quality to those at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal.
Liverpool-focused Twitter channel @AnfieldWatch posted a Liverpool Echo link to Owen’s comments with a pull-quote from the former Reds player, who said: “Are Manchester United players far inferior to Liverpool’s? I don’t necessarily think so.”
Michael Owen has claimed that Manchester United are 'not far inferior' to Jurgen Klopp's current Liverpool side.
“Are Manchester United players far inferior to Liverpool's? I don't necessarily think so.”https://t.co/rzDydjOzZN
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) September 9, 2019
While Klopp’s Liverpool lead the Premier League with four wins out of four, Manchester United have won just one of their league matches so far this season and are seven points adrift of the Merseysiders. [via premierleague.com]
Owen, who is currently a club ambassador at Liverpool and released his autobiography Reboot last week, began his professional career at Anfield before later joining Manchester United via spells at Real Madrid and Newcastle. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]
These Liverpool fans on Twitter ridiculed Owen’s claims about the quality of Manchester United’s current squad compared to the Reds:
What a load of old tosh. This clown has an axe to grind with LFC and club legends like @Carra23 sticking up for him doesn't help. Cut all ties, the fact he is supposedly a club ambassador is a disgrace
— gavin hughes (@01Hughes) September 9, 2019
Yet again delusional
— Andy Vaughan (@Andyvaughan11) September 9, 2019
And he's supposedly a legend and ambassador to for us??? What planet is he on.
— Rick (@ShadyOffTwitch) September 9, 2019
people say michael owen is the worst pundit in england & he is proving their point.
— YNWA/6TIMES (@MFS10_9_11) September 9, 2019
The only part of that statement I agree with-'I don't necessarily think' That's Owen in a nut shell
— PRAVESH DURSAN (@PraveshDursan) September 9, 2019
You would swear he had a book out or something and was looking for publicity, there’s not one player in the current united team that would make the Liverpool team
— mick gaines (@bigslickmik) September 9, 2019
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