When asked if Liverpool should relent and accede to Suarez's wish to leave, Owen told BT Sport: "Unfortunately I do, yes.
"It's another victory for player power but if you've got an unhappy player and you've got a huge asset like he is then you really have no option.
"It's not like back in the day when you can leave them in the reserves on a relatively small wage and make them suffer.
"You've got £40million plus of player, plus his wage every year. You just have to cash in."
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