ASTON VILLA boss Steven Gerrard flatly dismissed Michael Owen after being asked about his return to Anfield.
The 41 years old, who left the Red Devils for LA Galaxy in 2015, has returned to his old playing field for the first time since leaving.
His Villans’ side lost 1-0 at Merseyside in a warm-up game at 3pm on Saturday as Mohamed Salah’s penalty proved the difference.
After the game, Gerrard’s exLiverpool Teammate Owen claims he hates going back to Anfield after joining Real Madrid in 2004.
After just one season at the Bernabeu, the 2001 Ballon d’Or winner linked up with Newcastle, before representing Manchester United and Stoke.
And Gerrard was quick to mention Owen’s connection to Liverpool’s rivals United when answering his question.
Owen, who is working with pundit for DAZN’s analysis of Villa’s trip to Liverpool, said: “We’ve all played and returned to Anfield, I have to admit I hate going back to them.
“But how does it feel to be back today, and how does it feel to bring a team home?”
Gerrard quipped: “If I played for Man Utd, I’d hate to go back too!”
After the frenzy from Robbie Fowler, Owen and Shaun Wright-Phillips, Gerrard added: “Listen, it’s Michael. I’m on a journey.
“I’m honored and honored to take on this position. It’s a great club. It’s still early days.
“We are still trying to develop the team and improve and provide a lot of information to the players.
“I will always be a Liverpool fan – that’s a fact.
“But for now, my priority is obviously Aston Villa and try to improve this team and take us to the top. “
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