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Liverpool fans admit they owe Michael Owen an apology as tweet resurfaces after Atalanta defeat

Liverpool fans admit they owe Michael Owen an apology as tweet resurfaces after Atalanta defeat

Liverpool were thrashed 3-0 by Atalanta in the Europa League.

Liverpool fans admit they owe former striker Michael Owen an apology after his tweet resurfaced in the wake of their 3-0 defeat to Atalanta.

Jurgen Klopp's hopes of ending the season on a high were dealt a massive blow on Thursday night as Liverpool were humiliated at Anfield in their Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Liverpool suffered their joint-worst defeat at home in European competition, with the Premier League side now staring at elimination.

They will now have to produce a remarkable comeback in the second leg in Italy on Thursday night if they are to progress to the semi-finals.

Liverpool were again wasteful in front of goal, with Darwin Nunez in particular guilty of squandering several chances.

He had the opportunity to put Liverpool ahead in the first half when played through on goal but could only chip an attempt off target, when it looked easier to round the goalkeeper and score.

It appeared as though Nunez was attempting a similar finish to his spectacular lob against Brentford in the Premier League earlier this season.

At the time, former Liverpool striker Owen praised Nunez's technical ability but questioned his decision-making over the unorthodox finish.

"I mean, to even consider that finish is madness. It’s a 1 in 10, 2 in 10 finish at best," he tweeted.

"Learning to slot, dink or go round the GK is a far more productive way to score and will increase his chances to 4 or 5 in 10, thus massively increasing his end return. I’m really not trying to rain on his parade as that goal was pure class.

"But I'd rather see it when Liverpool are 3-0 up, not at 0-0!"

Owen attracted criticism at the time for questioning Nunez's finish, and Liverpool fans have now admitted they owe the former England international apology.

"He was spot on. I don't know why people were clowning an actual Ballon d'Or winning striker," posted one fan on X.

"That's genuinely great analysis, as in that’s probably the most useful thing I’ve heard a British pundit say this season," added another.

While a third wrote: "He got cooked this day but he was 100% right players like [Nicolas] Jackson, Nunez and [Timo] Werner have no idea how to score your normal bottom corner finish that’s why they always miss it."

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Topics: Liverpool, Atalanta, Europa League, Darwin Nunez, Michael Owen, Premier League, Football, Fan Reactions