Michael Owen jokes about odds of him becoming next Liverpool boss

The former Liverpool forward has been discussing some of the men tipped to replace Brendan Rodgers at the helm.

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has taken to Twitter to comment on the odds of him becoming the next Reds manager.

Liverpool are looking for a new boss after Brendan Rodgers was sacked on Sunday, shortly after his side drew 1-1 with Everton in the Merseyside derby.

That result left Liverpool 10th in the Premier League with 12 points from their first eight matches and a goal-difference of minus-two.

Considering the players Rodgers signed this summer, including exciting goal-scorers Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino, Liverpool really should be doing better, but it was still a surprise to see him leaving the job shortly before the latest international break.

That interval does however allow the Liverpool hierarchy time to appoint a successor before their next match against Tottenham Hotspur on 17 October, but at 66/1 it is unlikely to be Owen.

The former England international featured 216 times for Liverpool, scoring 118 goals in the process, and he joked on Twitter having seen the latest odds that made him the same as Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to take over at Anfield.

“Didn’t ever think I’d be the same price as Jose for a managerial role!” Owen joked on Monday.

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