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Michael Owen hits back at Liverpool haters over Man Utd comments: Don't doubt me...

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has defended his role as club ambassador.

Owen upset some Liverpool supporters this week when he 'thanked' Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema for helping land a move to Manchester United.

“I thank Benzema because without him I would never have gone to Manchester United," Owen told Canal+. “(Sir Alex) Ferguson told me that I will only sign if he couldn't get Benzema. And that's what happened."

Owen's comments angered some Kop supporters.

But writing on Twitter, Owen said: "I've been reading the usual hateful messages about me playing for Man Utd. Once again and for the avoidance of doubt: I love Liverpool, and before every move since I left I tried to go back.

"It never happened and so I had to continue my career by signing for other clubs."

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