Former Liverpool and Man Utd star Michael Owen names the three best strikers in Premier League history

Michael Owen has named the three best strikers in Premier League history
Michael Owen has named the three best strikers in Premier League history (Picture: Getty)

Michael Owen has named Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Luis Suarez as the three best strikers in Premier League history.

England legend Shearer remains the Premier League’s top goalscorer, having amassed 260 goals in a brilliant career which saw him thrive at Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

Henry currently sits sixth in the all-time list of goalscorers, with his tally of 175 seeing him become Arsenal’s top goalscorer and one of the most popular forwards in the Premier League.

Suarez only spent four seasons at Liverpool but still reached 82 goals from his 133 appearances and Owen says the Barcelona hero was ‘out of this world’ during his time at Anfield.

Asked to name his top-three Premier League strikers, England legend Owen told BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘My all-time top three Premier League strikers?

‘You’d have to say Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry as the stand-out two.

‘And then, in terms of absolute quality and players I’ve enjoyed watching, I thought Luis Suarez was out of this world at Liverpool.

Former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer
Former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer (Picture: Getty)

‘He’s in the top-three for me but Shearer and Henry are way ahead of everyone else.’

Owen established himself as one of the best strikers in world football at Liverpool before playing for Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City.

Earlier this month, Manchester City and Argentina superstar Sergio Aguero said watching Owen made him want to play in the Premier League.

Aguero said: ‘When I was a kid, I looked up to Michael Owen. I’ve always said it. Even in my book.

‘I like him because he’s small. He had the number 10 just like in my club and he played as a forward.

‘So I told myself if a small player like him is doing well in the Premier league then I could make it too. Imagine that I was only a kid. I was 9-10 years old.’

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