MX23RW : Thursday, October 28 18:22:44| >> :60:1662:1662:

Tommy Smith: 'Michael Owen is no Liverpool legend'

Smith: 'Owen is no Liverpool legend'
© PA Photos
Liverpool legend Tommy Smith believes that Michael Owen should not be considered one of the club's greatest strikers.

Tommy Smith believes that Michael Owen should not be considered a legend at Liverpool.

The Stoke City striker, who played for the Reds from 1997 until 2004, announced his decision to retire at the end of the campaign this week.

Owen won two league cups, the UEFA Cup and the FA Cup in a decorated career at Anfield, but Smith, who won two European Cups with the Reds, thinks that the former England forward should not be considered one of the club's greats.

"He could have easily have easily become an Anfield legend but he chose to leave [for Real Madrid] in 2004 and that was that," Smith wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.

"[What was] even harder for the fans who once worshipped him to swallow was the sight of him running round in a Manchester United shirt more recently. Maybe his heart wasn't in it that much."

Owen netted 40 goals in 89 games for the England national team and scored over 100 Premier League goals for the Reds.

ID:75760: cacheID:75760:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2104:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen
Read Next:
Owen to create player agency

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
3Manchester CityMan City96212041620
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham95221610617
5Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton943299015
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs9504913-415
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231615114
9Leicester CityLeicester94231515014
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves941499013
13Aston Villa93151315-210
15Crystal Palace91621114-39
17Leeds UnitedLeeds9144816-87
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle90451120-94
20Norwich CityNorwich9027223-212

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!