Owen blames Bassey for Liverpool winner

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Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has blamed Nigeria international, Calvin Bassey, for the Reds’ winning goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A game between the English Premier League club and Ajax at Anfield on Tuesday.

Despite the Dutch champions’ impressive display, which saw them draw level through Ghanaian Mohammed Kudus, a late header from Joel Matip helped Liverpool seal a 2-1 win and claim all three points.

Bassey was impressive all through the night as he stood his ground against Mohammed Salah, but a lack of concentration late into the game saw him miss Matip, who headed home a late winner from a corner kick.

Speaking during the post-match analysis on the BT Sports studio, former England striker Own singled out Bassey for the goal, adding that he could have done enough to stop the Cameroonian.

“Look at the players. They are all marking here. This is Fabinho, who’s here with  Blind.

“And then apart from that you basically got everybody paired up and it’s Bassey, just watch it slowly (in reference to the playback on the studio’s big screen).

“Bassey is actually keeping his eye on Matip and eventually, just look through the bodies, he’s (Bassey) the closest one to him (Matip) so it was his man, so as Rio (Ferdinand) said, he (Bassey) simply doesn’t do enough.

“He lets him get a run on him and you can’t do that,” Owen noted, whilst expressing his thoughts on the backbreaking goal that got the Reds back into reckoning after two matches in the tournament.


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