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Michael Owen will be heading back to Anfield – if Liverpool’s senior stars have anything to do with it.
Influential Kop players want boss Rafa Benitez to gamble on bringing back Owen to Merseyside in the same way he gave Robbie Fowler one final Anfield fling.
That move, with Fowler leaving Manchester City in January 2006 on a free, was rapturously greeted by Liverpool fans – and the Kop faithful would also welcome back Owen with open arms.
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Whichever way you look at it any team looking to take on Michael Owen will be taking a calculated risk in doing so but given that the player will cost nothing in transfer fees perhaps it’s a risk well worth taking? Yes the former England man commands extremely high wages but that is surely more than covered by the fact that a player of his stature at his age would be worth at least £8-10m in todays transfer market.
Some of the potential risk can be negated by offering him a pay as your play contract and surely the former Real Madrid man would jump at the chance of a return to his old stomping ground.
Liverpool could do with another front man to help carry Torres’s load and I think that in an injury free season the former Anfield legend could still manage 20 goals a season across all competitions. Hell this past season 10 goals from 24 starts with a relegated team.
Owen back to Liverpool: A risk well worth taking.