Former Liverpool star Michael Owen is refusing to back down over his claim that Raheem Sterling is better than Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, reports the Daily Mail.
The 35-year-old has since been widely criticised on social media for the assertion, which was made just before the Reds lost 4-1 to the Gunners on Saturday. The game featured a great goal from Ozil, while Sterling won a penalty for the Merseyside club but didn’t make much else of an impact.
However, he still believes in what he said: “It seems my claim that Sterling is a better player than Ozil made some headlines today. Is there a debate? Not even close.”
The England international has been in the middle of a contract wrangle with the Anfield hierarchy according to a separate Daily Mail report. The North London club have been linked to a move for the winger, but it is debatable if they even need him.
With Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Danny Welbeck, and Theo Walcott already able to play in his position Arsene Wenger is spoilt for choice in attacking midfield.