Michael Owen has caused a stir this week due to comments he has made in his new book Reboot – My Life, My Time. In the book – serialised in the Daily Mirror – Owen admits he regrets his Newcastle move and believes he should have “followed [his] gut” and rejoined Liverpool.
The former teenage prodigy left Liverpool for Real Madrid in 2004 in pursuit of glory, only to see the Reds lift the Champions League a year later. Following his time at Madrid, Owen had spells at Reds’ rivals Newcastle and arch nemesis Manchester United. Oh, and some team called Stoke?
In his latest book, Owen describes how he knew Newcastle was a step down but Liverpool couldn’t match the money. The striker doesn’t hold back in his criticism of the club and has received flak from Magpies legend Alan Shearer as a result.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) September 3, 2019
If Owen was so set on rejoining Liverpool then why sign for Manchester United? If Gabriel Heinze is anything to judge by, your chances of signing for Liverpool after Man United aren’t too great.
The horse racing enthusiast that dabbles in punditry may think that repeatedly saying he wishes he’d returned to Liverpool may ingratiate him with the Liverpool faithful, he is wrong.
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If it wasn’t for his spell at Old Trafford, Owen may have been a Liverpool legend. To announce he regretted his time at Newcastle but not his time in Manchester, while highlighting his wish to return to Liverpool, has cemented his place as a villain in the club’s history.