This is pretty intense stuff!
Michael Owen has explained on Twitter how Alan Shearer was ‘inches’ from signing for Liverpool after Sir Bobby Robson put him on the bench.
The comment is in response to Shearer attacking Owen following the launch of our former striker’s book, ‘Reboot,’ in which he regularly takes aim to ‘delusional’ Newcastle fans…
You can see the spat, here:
Not sure you are as loyal to Newcastle as you make out mate. I distinctly remember you being inches away from signing for Liverpool after Sir Bobby Robson put you on the bench. You tried everything to get out. https://t.co/ZQBrlojeEv
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) September 3, 2019
Sir Bobby managed the Toon between 1999 and 2004, but Owen only signed in 2005 – which makes his comments a little strange.
Perhaps he heard in the dressing room after he arrived, as he definitely wouldn’t have witnessed the situation firsthand.
There’s a lot of controversial stuff in Owen’s book, including an attack on Liverpool fans who complain about his move to Manchester United.
None of it is going to do him much good – and it seems he’s on a one-man mission to alienate himself from the supporters of every club he ever played for.
Shearer playing under Gerard Houllier with big Emile Heskey knocking down balls for him would’ve been quite fun, though!