Steven Gerrard has admitted he would like to play with former Liverpool striker Michael Owen again in the Premiership although he did not say whether it would be at Anfield or for Chelsea.

Gerrard has been strongly tipped to make a summer move to Stamford Bridge as Liverpool continue to struggle, while Owen has voiced his frustrations at his lack of first team opportunities at Real Madrid.

Although Owen is the club’s leading scorer with 11 goals, Real boss, Wanderly Luxemburgo, has kept faith with Brazilian star Ronaldo rather than start with the England striker.

Gerrard has no doubts about Owen’s ability though.

“Michael is world class, the Anfield skipper said.

“He is not getting many minutes on the field, which is unfortunate because he deserves to play more. His goals-to-game ratio is fantastic. I think the new manager will be playing him more.”

And Gerrard added he would be delighted to play again with Owen in the Premiership.

“Michael is a fantastic player to play with although I am not sure what decisions he is going to make in his career.”