Veteran set for Anfield return…really?
Liverpool are weighing up a move for free agent Michael Owen after failing to add a striker to their ranks on transfer deadline day.
The out-of-favour Andy Carroll was loaned out to West Ham United on Friday and it appeared Liverpool would replace the forward to offer back-up to Luis Suarez.
They were linked with moves for Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge and also Clint Dempsey, with the latter subsequently joining Tottenham from Fulham after the Reds reportedly failed with a £4 million bid.
Surely this wouldn’t have a cat in hell’s chance of coming to fruition, would it?
Given that Brendan Rodgers is apparently livid with Liverpool’s lack of deadline-day activity and the lack of striking support, any move to bring back injury prone veteran Michael Owen will smack of severe desperation.
Whilst it’s true that Owen enjoyed a great deal of success during his eight seasons in Liverpool’s first team, it’s equally true that the Anfield faithful are not all that enamoured by their former striker and he hardly fits in with the club’s youthful transfer policy.
Factor in the countless injury problems and his huge wage demands and the possibility of the 32 year old making an ’emotional’ return are slim to none, surely?
Rodgers is stuck with just two senior strikers, Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini, but may well show faith in youngsters Adam Morgan and Raheem Sterling, who can play in an orthodox striking role as well as his favoured wide role.
Michael Owen netted 158 goals in 297 appearances for Liverpool before he moved to Real Madrid for £8m in the summer of 2004, since when his career has arguably pursued a downward trajectory.
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