Liverpool to make cracking £2 million bid for former Anfield hero

Liverpool are to make a £2 million January bid for Newcastle United striker Michael Owen. The former Liverpool front man's contract runs out at St James' Park at the end of the season, so Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear must cash in on Owen in January or face letting him leave on a free at the end of the season.

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is desperate to add another striker to his squad once the transfer window opens on January 1st and Owen is now seen as a possible acquisition. The 28-year old has had a terrible time with injuries since joining Newcastle back in 2005 and has only managed to make 58 appearances for the Magpies.

Personally I think Owen would be a bargain at £2 million. I am sure the majority of Liverpool fans would love to see him return to Anfield and I feel Benitez should do his best to sign him. Obviously Owen has become quite injury prone and that may be a problem, however I still believe should Liverpool manage to persuade him to return he may turn out a quality signing.

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