Owen's dream return to Liverpool scuppered
John W. Henry has scuppered any hopes that Michael Owen had of returning to Anfield. Milan Baros and Emile Heskey remain on standby.
After Liverpool’s disastrous transfer dealings before last Friday’s deadline, desperation have set in to the point where stories of Michael Owen returning to the club appeared to be more than idle speculation.
Indeed Brendan Rodgers himself did not rule out the possibility that the perennial substitute could return to his former hunting ground so short were they on striking options.
This however appears to have been scuppered by a single sentence in owner John W. Henry’s open-letter to supporters yesterday.
“Our ambitions do not lie in cementing a mid-table place with expensive, short-term quick fixes that will only contribute for a couple of years.”
That pretty much rules out a return and Owen took to Twitter yesterday to say that he will announce his next career move in the next 24 hours after fellow Twitter heavyweight Joey Barton asked him where he will be playing next.
Now that Owen has been ruled out, we can only imagine that Emile Heskey and Milan Baros are similarly disappointed to hear the American's long-term strategy.