UCL: What Michael Owen said as Real Madrid thrashed Liverpool


Michael Owen, has claimed there are many reasons behind Liverpool’s below-average season following their UEFA Champions League 5-2 loss against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Goals from Vinicius, Eder Militao and Karim Benzema ensured Real Madrid defeated Liverpool at Anfield.

The result against Real Madrid continued a difficult season for Liverpool, who saw their defence of both the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup end.

Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sit in the eighth position in the Premier League table.

However, Owen claimed the decline this season could not be attributed to a single issue, with many factors contributing.

“In the COVID-19 hit season, Liverpool lost six in a row here at Anfield, which was unprecedented,” Owen said.

“Every Liverpool fan will have different reasons. Some will say the ownership. It is never one thing. Football isn’t like that.

“You have injuries at the start with big players out, a lack of confidence, maybe a lack of investment in midfield. There are so many reasons why you could pick holes.

“They have had this before, and they bounced back.”

Liverpool will now hope to bounce back when they face Real Madrid in the return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu next month.