Gerard Houllier believes that there is no place for Michael Owen in Fabio Capello’s Euro 2012 squad for next summer.
Houllier worked with Owen at his peak in the early 2000’s and believes that he is a proven goalscorer who can finish in any match and competition. However, the Frenchman believes that the striker is not in Fabio Capello’s plans and has called for the 32 year old Owen to focus on his career at Old Trafford.
The former Reds boss said: ‘I don’t think so, because I don’t think he falls in Fabio Capello’s plans. That’s my view, and maybe I’m wrong. All I can say is that he needs to be monitored, because he can always score goals in any competition. If you have a lot of injuries, he is someone who can come in and perform. If he plays on a regular basis he can still be a contender.’
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