Brendan Rodgers sees the possibility of Michael Owen and Didier Drogba at Liverpool
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits mistakes were made during the transfer window this year. Brendan Rodgers claims he was unaware of Liverpool’s inability to replace Andy Carroll if the England international was sent away.
Andy Carroll was sent away on loan to West Ham United in the dying moments of the transfer window. In his absence Liverpool is left with only two strikers, Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini. Therefore, in essence Liverpool’s attack is worse than the one they had last year.
Brendan Rodgers also refused to rule out a move for Didier Drogba and Reds legend Michael Owen.
According to recent reports Didier Drogba might be on the verge of an exit from Shanghai Shenhua, due to wage related issues. Apparently, Shanghai Shenhua is not capable of handling Didier Drogba’s high wages.
Brendan Rodgers coyly hinted a move for Didier Drogba on Monday. The former Swansea City manager told reporters that if Didier Drogba was in the market then Liverpool would most certainly be interested in signing him in.
However, Brendan Rodgers has the same theory about Michael Owen as well. Unlike Didier Drogba the former Newcastle Untied striker is a free agent now. Manchester Untied refused to offer him an extension contract this summer. Michael Owen remains a free agent in the market with a couple of clubs still showing signs of interest in him.
Liverpool’s managing director Ian Ayre could be sacked real soon. Ian Ayre has proven to be incapable of making strong decisions at Liverpool. Following a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal at Anfield, Liverpool’s attack gave away proof of being useless.
Bringing Michael Owen back to Anfield would be an interesting decision as the veteran would be able to guide the new generation of strikers at the club. Moreover, the move would bring back energy and motivation to Anfield, after all Michael Owen was the last English player to win the coveted Balon d’Or.
“Any player that I believe can improve the squad I will look at,” Brendan Rodgers said when he was asked about the possibility of signing in Michael Owen.
“We have got a very, very small squad with some very young players in it. So I can't say no.”
Liverpool had lined up a list of good transfer targets this summer. The list included players like Clint Dempsey, Theo Walcott, Daniel Sturridge, Fernando Llorente, etc. However, Liverpool’s inability to seal a deal with such players confounds analysts and Liverpool fans.