Whilst Michael Owen’s move to Manchester United will have hurt a lot of Liverpool fans, they probably weren’t expecting him to settle in to the club as quickly as he has done. To see him celebrate like a mad man, running to the Stretford End and North Stand, after scoring that winning goal against City must have been a real sickener.
Since then, Owen has claimed United are the biggest club in the world and there will certainly be no love lost when he returns to Anfield in a few weeks time. Owen was booed by the Liverpool fans when he returned with Newcastle so it is fairly obvious how they will react now he’s wearing our shirt.
Owen is well aware of the reception he will receive but is excited about playing against his former club.
“It will be different, it’ll be a bit noisier!” said Owen. “I’ve been back before with Newcastle a couple of times, so I’ve played there for an opposing team. But I’m certainly looking forward to this game. As usual between United and Liverpool, it’ll be a competitive game between two of the world’s top, top teams. The teams are more equally matched perhaps than when I went back with Newcastle, so it should be a good game and an exciting day.”