Michael Owen set for sensational return to Liverpool FC
Brendan Rodgers was supposed to herald the start of a bright future at Anfield, although it appears that the Liverpool manager is already on difficult terms with the club’s owners following the passing of transfer deadline day without the Reds making a significant signing.
September 3rd, 2012
There was every indication that Liverpool were Clint Dempsey’s first choice although a lack of funds saw the American go to Tottenham, with Rodgers admitting that he would not have sanctioned Andy Carroll’s season-long loan at West Ham if he’d been aware that no replacement was going to be signed.
It might have been an implausible thought at the beginning of the season although it appears there is every chance of free agent Michael Owen returning to the Merseyside club, eight years after he left Anfield for Real Madrid.
Owen has subsequently signed for Newcastle United and Manchester United, although Sir Alex Ferguson released him at the end of last season and the striker is still without a club despite apparent interest from Stoke and Sunderland.
“Any player that I believe can improve the squad I will look at. No question,” added Rodgers. “We have a very small group – 19 players trained [on Saturday], with young players amongst that. I cannot say no.”
It appears that Owen has been offered a two-year-deal by Stoke, although the forward would jump at the chance to speak with his former club and potentially become some kind of short-term saviour.