Michael Owen makes bold claim about Liverpool and transfer signings
Michael Owen describes Liverpool as the third-biggest club in the world
Michael Owen raised eyebrows on social media on Wednesday night after the former Reds striker described Liverpool as the third-biggest club in the world.
The 18-time English champions suffered a 3-1 defeat by Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel after goals from Kevin Gameiro and Coke cancelled out Daniel Sturridge’s brilliant first-half opener.
Liverpool’s Europa League disappointment coincides with a lowly eighth-place finish in the Premier League table, which means Jurgen Klopp’s side will be without European football at Anfield next season.
However, former Reds striker Owen brazenly claimed that the lack of Champions League or Europa League football won’t have an impact on Liverpool’s chances of signing some big names in the summer.
“When you look at it, in the cold light of day, who’s better than Liverpool?” Owen told BT Sport.
“Who’s bigger than Liverpool? Who can you go to?
“Barcelona and Real Madrid will attract anyone, I suppose.
“But after that, where else is there to go? I can’t imagine you’re going to go anywhere else in the Premier League.”
Liverpool drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion in their final Premier League game of the season at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for Bayern Munich forward Mario Gotze in recent weeks.