Michael Owen has been doing his best to create headlines this week – it’s almost like he’s got a book to sell or something…
From a public spat with Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer to these latest comments, the former Reds striker is doing a decent job of getting people talking at the moment.
Now, despite a 31-point gap in the Premier League table last season, Owen says Manchester United are not far behind the Reds in terms of the ability of their squad.
Speaking to ESPN, via the Daily Express, he said: “I don’t necessarily think the [United] players are all that bad. I think when you look at other teams, look at Liverpool for example, are Manchester United players far inferior to Liverpool’s? I don’t necessarily think so.
“But do Liverpool’s players play with a greater understanding, a great cohesion, a lot of confidence? Then, yes.”
To suggest that the Reds and United have a similar level of squad is very bizarre. There’s not one United player who would get into the Reds’ starting XI.
Owen doesn’t have the best of reputations with most Reds fans for obvious reasons, but comments like this are hardly going to help the situation. He’s not got a great reputation as a pundit, either, and with comments like these, it’s not hard to work out why.