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Fans troll Michael Owen after tweet about Jurgen Klopp's transfer dealings

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Michael Owen really doesn't help himself sometimes.

The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker has become an object of ridicule amongst fans since he turned his hand to punditry, with his 'insightful' comments regularly raising eyebrows.

And he is back at it again this morning after taking to Twitter to comment on Jurgen Klopp's transfer dealings at Liverpool. Owen seemed oblivious to the irony of his tweet (seen below) but, as you might expect, football fans were quick to flag it up.

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First, Owen's original tweet...

On the face of it, you might think it is a fairly sensible comment after a transfer window that saw Klopp ship out no less than 13 players over the summer - a record-equality feat at Anfield.

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However, anyone with any knowledge of Owen's own professional career would perhaps think the former England striker would steer clear of bringing up "senior pros floating around not contributing".

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In fact, aside from his time at Liverpool when he was in his pomp and his injury-laden spell at Real Madrid, Owen could easily be accused of being one of those very players himself during spells at Newcastle, Manchester United and Stoke City.

And fans were quick to remind him of that...

The now 36-year-old is still a figure of hate amongst Geordies after an underwhelming spell on Tyneside, whilst, during three years at United, he managed little else aside from a dramatic winner against Manchester City.

At Stoke, meanwhile, Owen only managed to rack up eight appearances - all off the bench - after being handed the number 10 shirt in 2012 before retiring altogether at the end of the season.

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Whether Owen has simply blocked out the twilight years of his career, or was hoping no one would pick up on what many are describing as an "own goal" is unclear.

Nevertheless, despite his poor choice of words, the ex-pro does have a point when it comes to Klopp's handling of Liverpool's squad.

In finally getting rid of the likes of Mario Balotelli it should mean fewer distractions for his first team squad moving forward.

However, Liverpool fans would undoubtedly have been hoping to see the likes of Alberto Moreno and Mamadou Sakho join the list of 13 summer departures after the pair's recent struggles.

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