Michael Owen reacts on Twitter to Liverpool win, fans rage at his commentary

Anfield Night

Michael Owen was delighted with Liverpool's win, but fans would rather do without him.

Liverpool edged to a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers last night to book a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.

The Reds needed a second half goal from Coutinho to see off a spirited effort from the Championship side, having been held to a replay in the first quarter-final match.

They now face Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa at Wembley, and former striker Michael Owen expressed his delight at their progression.

The reaction to Owen however was not so kind, with the former England international striker trending on Twitter in the UK, with fans unhappy with his commentary for BT Sport.

He was widely panned, and by Liverpool fans in particular who maintain a disliking to him, having signed later in his career with rivals Manchester United.

The issue with Owen remains largely that his commentary style riles fans up. Even Gary Neville, a figure of hate among Liverpool fans from his playing days, generates a higher level of respect for his punditry than their one time hero.

Owen's achievements with Liverpool will live forever in the history books, but Liverpool have a chance now to write a glorious chapter if they can put together two successive Wembley wins before the season is out.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch