Liverpool fans - Michael Owen thinks he has the perfect solution to your problems

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The former Liverpool striker says Brendan Rodgers should bring Divock Origi back to the club six months earlier than originally agreed.

Michael Owen believes Liverpool should bring Divock Origi back to the club six months earlier than originally planned.

The Belgian was signed by the club for £10 million this summer, only for a clause in the deal to be agreed that saw him loaned back to former club Lille for the season.

The Reds, meanwhile, have struggled in front of goal so far this term, with Mario Balotelli falling woefully short of expectations at Anfield.

Owen, then, feels the perfect solution is to bring Origi to Merseyside in January - even if it costs the club several million pounds.

On Balotelli himself, meanwhile, the former Liverpool striker defended him somewhat, suggesting that he did not deserve 'all the blame' for the Reds' 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid last night.

Owen did, however, suggest that the Italian could be in trouble at Anfield because his team-mates have lost faith in him.

After another poor first-half display during Liverpool's Champions League loss to the European champions, Balotelli was substituted at the break - but not before he swapped shirts with Real centre-back Pepe.

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