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Michael Owen names one Liverpool player to blame for defeat to Real Madrid

Former star, Michael Owen has blamed Mohamed Salah for the club’s loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League last night.

According to Owen, the Egyptian missed an easy chance to score against Real Madrid.

After losing 3-1 in the Spanish capital last week, Liverpool needed to score at least two goals at Anfield to keep their silverware hopes alive this season.

The Reds began brightly and created a number of good opportunities in the first-half, their first arguably the best of the game which was spurned by Salah.

Sadio Mane found himself in space having ran in behind Real defender Eder Militao, squaring inside to the Egyptian.

The former and AS Roma star, however, played the ball too close to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who made the save with his leg.

And Owen, who also played for Real Madrid and Manchester United, was unimpressed with the Egyptian’s effort.

“There are so many good chances in the first-half but I can’t help but think that the first one of them from Mo Salah, the difficulty level of that is not high at all,” Owen told BT .

He accused Salah of taking too many touches inside the Real Madrid box in the second period, costing him the chance to potentially pull a goal back for his side.

“Mo Salah has taken three or four touches to get the ball out of his feet,” Owen continued.

“Don’t get me wrong, he played well today, I thought he looked sharp, Liverpool looked sharp all the way but those tiny little differences in the 18-yard box made all the difference.”

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