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Liverpool were not interested in signing former Man Utd star

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that his side were not interested in signing Michael Owen this summer.

Owen was available as a free agent after having been released by Manchester United at the end of last season.

The former Real Madrid star was linked with a return to Liverpool, but ended up signing a one-year contract with Stoke.

"Liverpool didnít consider Michael Owen," Rodgers said. "If we didnít get the targets that we hoped to get in the transfer window, I was going to go with what I had.

"Thereís no point putting money into the academy and then not giving young players a chance. Look at the impact Raheem Sterling has made as a 17-year-old. All Iíve given him is an opportunity and heís gone on and taken it.

"Weíve got a number of other young talents and hopefully over the coming months we can see them and see how they flourish."




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