‘How can they be?’ – Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen in row over Liverpool being ‘best team in Europe’

RIO FERDINAND disagreed after Michael Owen referred to as Liverpool “the most fearsome team in Europe”.

Owen watched in Paris as his former aspect have been crushed in the Champions League final by Real Madrid.

GettyRio Ferdinand in debate with Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen[/caption]

It got here solely every week after they have been pipped to the Premier League on the final day by Manchester City.

However even after 1-0 loss to Actual, BT Sport pundit Owen mentioned: “I nonetheless suppose they’re one of the best workforce in Europe, I actually do.

“On other occasions they’d be getting their name etched in the trophy.”

However Ferdinand instructed his former England team-mate: “How will you say they’re one of the best workforce in Europe?


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“They’ve just lost the league and the Champions League final.”

Owen, 42, replied: “The season they’ve had, I nonetheless suppose they’re the workforce to beat.

“Actual Madrid have gotten previous them immediately, however in addition to anybody {that a} one-off recreation is a one-off recreation.

“I still think they’re the most fearsome team in Europe and they’ve not got any of the big two trophies to show for it, that’ll be the biggest pill to swallow.”


Ferdinand, 43, responded: “I don’t suppose they’re one of the best workforce in Europe, I feel you’ve bought to win the most important trophies to be thought-about one of the best.

“They’re an unbelievably thrilling workforce, the factors tally they’ve bought within the league, the consistency through which they’ve performed, they’ve competed in each single recreation accessible to them, however you’ve bought to get your fingers on the large trophies to be referred to as outright one of the best workforce in Europe.

“I don’t suppose they’ll be thought-about that and it might be disrespectful to Actual Madrid to say that.

“They’ve simply crushed all our high three groups in our league, they’ve removed them and bought their fingers on that trophy.

“Finally the argument is over for the Ballon d’Or. If Karim Benzema doesn’t get the Ballon d’Or along with this trophy it’ll be a travesty.”

Instances Newspapers LtdRio Ferdinand and Michael Owen taking part in for England in 2007[/caption]

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