Owen backed as fellow pundit claims ‘undeniable’ Liverpool ‘are the best team in Europe’

Lewis Oldham
Owen speaks on Liverpool

Simon Jordan has backed up a claim from Michael Owen that Liverpool “are the best team in Europe” even though they lost in the Champions League final.

Over the weekend, Liverpool were beaten in the final of the Champions League. Vinicius Jr’s second-half goal proved to be the winner for Real Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp’s side could have completed an unprecedented Quadruple this season, but they have been made to settle for two trophies. They beat Chelsea on penalties to lift the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.

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The Reds took the Premier League title race to the wire, though they ended up a single point adrift of Man City.

Owen suggested in the immediate aftermath of the final that Liverpool “are still the team to beat” in Europe.

Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Jordan has now claimed that Liverpool are “electric” and they are a “better side than Real Madrid”:

“I think Liverpool are the best team in Europe, I think they’re ferrel, they’re electric, they’re almost undeniable,” Jordan told talkSPORT.

“Liverpool are a better side than Real Madrid, I don’t care about individual games.

“I mean Chelsea beat Barcelona in the semi final of the Champions League when it was universally accepted that Barcelona were a better side.”

Elsewhere, Danny Murphy has encouraged Liverpool to “go all-out” to sign Declan Rice or Kalvin Phillips during this summer’s transfer window.

“My thing is looking at the midfield area, in defence they are fine you have got lots of cover, they have got cover at full-back and they have got cover at centre-back,” Murphy told talkSPORT.

“In the midfield, you don’t know if Milner is going to stay or call it a day or go have a last year somewhere else, Ox [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] will probably go, doesn’t play enough games, I am not sure Keita is the answer.

“So that midfield three of Thiago, Fabinho and Henderson is phenomenal, but Thiago does struggle with injuries and you can’t expect Jordan to keep playing 45 to 50 games, he is in his thirties now.

“I would be going all-out for Rice or Phillips. English, hungry, someone you know is going to be around a long time, gets it, he can come in and hit the ground running. That is where I would be looking.”