Former Reds forward turned TV pundit makes bold transfer claim…
Former Liverpool hero Michael Owen (turned villain after signing for Manchester United) reckons his old club should target world-class Frenchman Paul Pogba as a long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard, reports the Daily Mail.
Owen now works as a TV pundit for BT Sport, and told a panel that the Reds need to start making plans for the day their legendary captain Gerrard hangs up his boots.
“Steven Gerrard’s not going to go on forever so the ideal replacement there would probably be someone like Paul Pogba at Juventus,” he said.
“He’s an exceptional talent, a young talent that can play in that drive an central midfield role.”
The thought of Pogba transferring to Merseyside would send any Liverpool fan into fits of manic excitement, but sadly, the link is not especially realistic.
Brendan Rodgers’ side had £130m to spend in the summer, and they still failed to sign any world-renowned players.
That money is now gone, and with Pogba likely to cost upwards of £50m, the interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid, and the fact Liverpool are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League, this one’s a non-starter.