Robbie Fowler has sensationally claimed today he hopes Michael Owen does well at Manchester United, following the former Kop hero’s free transfer move to the champions.

Whilst Fowler doesn’t think he would make the same move himself, he hopes Owen scores a lot of goals… but that Liverpool still come out on top.

“Obviously I want Michael to do well but I don’t want Man United to do well,” said Fowler. “It’s a sticky situation and I don’t want to get drawn into things with Michael and Man United. Everyone knows I’m a Liverpool fan. But if Michael scores a lot of goals then I hope Fernando Torres scores a lot more.”

When asked whether he could have made a similar move as Owen, Fowler was quick to make his feelings known. Of course, Fowler’s career ended back in 2001 when he was just 26-years-old, with Michael Owen forcing him out of the Liverpool team and Robbie walking down a dirty path of shame to insignificance, playing for clubs like Leeds and City.

“No, I don’t think so,” he responded. “I don’t want to go down that route as I leave myself open to criticism but Michael has done what he’s done and it’s not for me to judge what he should do or shouldn’t do. He’s a big lad. His record over the years has been fantastic. Again, I hope he scores a few goals but I hope they concede more.”