Michael Owen offers solution to Liverpool problems: 'Sign Paul Pogba'

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Michael Owen wants Liverpool to sign Paul Pogba.

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen believes the Reds need to spend big in order to replace Steven Gerrard.

There has been a lot of debate as to the immediate future of the former England captain, but what is certain is that Liverpool need to be planning for when he does depart.

A rather low-key name touted to replace him last week was midfielder Fabian Delph of Aston Villa, but Owen believes the Reds need to be far more ambitious.

He told BT Sport: "Steven Gerrard is not going to go on forever, so the ideal replacement there is someone like Paul Pogba of Juventus.

"He's an exceptional talent, a young talent that can play in that driving central midfield role."

Paul Pogba is undoubtedly a future world star, but for Liverpool to sign him they would have to front up a minimum of £60 million for Juventus to consider it.

PSG, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City are all keen on the midfielder, whose wage demands would also likely see the Reds fall out of the running in comparison to their rivals.

Liverpool would of course be right to be so ambitious, but they really needed to make such moves last summer, while they had guaranteed Champions League football on offer - what they will be able to promise after this season is done is unclear.

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