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Owen: Liverpool A Two Man Team

Michael Owen has insisted he is not shocked to see Liverpool just four points above the relegation zone, believing that they are a team dragged through by a couple of players.

“I am not particularly surprised,” he said. “I would say their position reflects where they are right now. They are in the middle of a transitional period and off the pitch they have had a change of ownership. They are also very reliant on a couple of star players and if they are out injured, they have tended to struggle.”

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57 Comments

  1. willierednut says:

    We can name players all we want. Me and denton would like Bastian the beast, some others want Sneijder, but we aren’t likely to be bidding for these big names any time soon. Some people don’t don’t want to hear that, but It’s time we faced up to that reality. Lets hope King Eric is bang on about this next crop of youngsters, could save us a few quid in the future, eh?

  2. smartalex says:

    You’llneverwinanythingwithkids. Try pull that apart.

  3. willierednut says:

    Consider the source.

  4. King Eric says:

    Oh don’t get me wrong I don’t tnink bastian is average now at all. I said he wasn’t a world beater imo as a winger. His amount of caps for his age is staggering. Another midfielder will be bought in the summer as hargreaves will most likely be gone sadly. Still never know. I don’t suggest for one minute tunnicliffe and keane and thorp ravel pogba are ready yet. Nowhere near but they are certainly a fantastic set of players. Look how succesful our reserves habe been the last two or three years. Some REAL talent. In the meantime fergie will pull a rabbit out the hat who nobody would expect.

  5. StatesideAussie says:

    “Fergie will pull a rabbit out of the hat nobody would expect”. You’ve got that right. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him bring someone in to supplement the “kids”, but I don’t especially care. If he buys someone or not, and who he buys, he’ll make the right decision either way. But one thing I am sure he won’t do is something in the middle: if he does buy someone, it’ll be because he’s sure it’s the right guy, and it probably will be expensive, but I am certain he won’t waste time and money on a “make-weight”. If he does open the piggy bank, I think we’ll see either a very large splash, or a smallish one, but not something in between. Just a guess.

    And just idle banter, too. I certainly don’t mean to reopen that whole argument about money, and as I’ve made clear in previous posts, I am thoroughly enjoying this rebuilding program. Getting a real kick out of it. What’s better than winning loads of titles over a long period of time? Winning them with a team you built, with next to nothing (compared to what some clubs are spending), that’s what. If he decides to stick with the youth totally, and not buy anyone at all, it’ll be because he thinks that’s the best way forward, and I wouldn’t be arguing with that.

  6. denton davey says:

    StateSideAussie @ 2:13: ” if he does buy someone, it’ll be because he’s sure it’s the right guy, and it probably will be expensive, but I am certain he won’t waste time and money on a “make-weight”.”

    Spot on. It’s either “go big or go home”.

    If you take StateSideAussie’s point in the context of “no value in the market” and look at the shitload of “average journeymen” players that ManShitty have purchased in the region of 20 million (Lescott, Milner, Barry, Kolo, Adebayor, Jo, Roque Santa Cruz) then you can well appreciate the folly of going after “make-weights”

    Indeed, in that perspective, the purchases of Chicharito, Chris Smalling, Diouf, and Bebe for less than the price of Adebayor seems like genius – but, then, we knew that already.

  7. StatesideAussie says:

    Right. It never ceases to amaze me how much these clubs spend on players that, when history shines its cold hard light on them, are no more than total fucking nonentities. People remember the Busby Babes — and not only because of Munich. They remember teams built around a young Giggs, Neville and Scholes. And they will remember our new young team, too, one day. But who in fuck will ever remember Roque Santa Fucking Cruz? Or fucking Jo, or Kolo? It’s a joke, and the fact that some oil-mogul in the Middle East can laugh it off as ‘spare change” doesn’t make it a lesser joke, just a sicker one.

    But the last laugh will be had by the wily Scot who out-thought, out-maneuvered and out-skilled them all, time and again, and at a fraction of the cost. They’ve just come against someone better. What a genius he is — and what fools they are.

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