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Liverpool Rules Out Owen's Return

Independent

Brendan Rodgers has decided against a remarkable return to Liverpool for Michael Owen despite a striker shortage that prompted John W Henry, the club's principal owner, to write an open letter to supporters that appears to condemn the manager's pursuit of Clint Dempsey.

Liverpool's manager and owners are at odds over the failure to sign a replacement for Andy Carroll on transfer deadline day and Rodgers has considered the virtues of signing Owen, and other free agents, as back-up to Luis Suárez and Fabio Borini, his only first team strikers until the window reopens in January. However, it is understood Owen's age – 32 – fitness record and...

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