Jamie Carragher has leapt to the defence of his friend and former team-mate Michael Owen, who has received an almighty backlash following the release of his book, Reboot.
In it, Owen calls sections of both Newcastle and Liverpool’s support ‘delusional,’ which has naturally gone down horribly with both sets of fans…
In the interest of fairness, we haven’t read the book, and the quotes are serialised snippets that have gone viral via online newspapers and then social media.
But the reaction has been fairly vitriolic, which Carra thinks is unfair.
“There’s no doubt, in speaking to Michael, he’s been desperate to do this book and get a lot off his chest for a while,” he told the Mirror.
“That is mainly down to his decision to leave Liverpool and, years later, join Manchester United.