Michael Owen interview: I’m in a good place but ‘heartbreaking’ to see old teammates struggle

Michael Owen interview: I’m in a good place but ‘heartbreaking’ to see old teammates struggle

For a man who admits he peaked at 19, Michael Owen is philosophical about turning 40 this weekend. However, he is concerned retirement is a major problem for footballers who struggle to cope both mentally and financially. While he has considerable business interests, not least his Manor House Stables now racing has become his sporting […]

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Ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen makes damning assessment on own playing career

Ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen makes damning assessment on own playing career

Michael Owen has admitted he was probably past his best as a footballer at the age of 23. The former Liverpool and England striker became a teen sensation after a wonder goal at the 1998 World Cup thrust him into the spotlight. Owen was already a regular at Anfield by that point, and went on […]

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Liverpool player ratings as Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah sends Reds through

Liverpool player ratings as Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah sends Reds through

Liverpool booked their place in the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-0 win over Red Bull Salzburg. Needing to avoid defeat in their final group game, the Reds rode their luck at times during the first half but missed their fair share of chances themselves. And a quickfire double early in the second half […]

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Michael Owen explains why he's not "excited" by Man Utd transfer target Erling Haaland

Michael Owen explains why he’s not “excited” by Man Utd transfer target Erling Haaland

Michael Owen insists he is not “excited” by Erling Braut Haaland as he questioned whether the in-demand striker has what it takes to make it to the very top. Norwegian youngster Haaland, 19, has put top European clubs on red-alert with 28 goals in just 21 games so far this term, including strikes in all […]

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5 iconic Manchester derbies: From the 6-1 drubbing to Michael Owen's last-gasp winner

5 iconic Manchester derbies: From the 6-1 drubbing to Michael Owen’s last-gasp winner

One of the biggest matches in English football, Manchester City host Manchester United in Saturday’s evening kick-off in the 179th Manchester derby. United have won 21 of the 44 league meetings between the sides in the Premier League era compared to City’s 15 victories. United have also won more meetings in all competitions, with 73 […]

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Emile Heskey on ‘brilliant’ Owen and the art of being a target man

Emile Heskey on ‘brilliant’ Owen and the art of being a target man

The further the passing of time drags Emile Heskey from his playing peak in the early 2000s, the more appreciation for his skillset grows. Heskey was derided for much of his career for being a low-scoring centre-forward, criticised for lacking a ruthless streak in front of goal. He is one of only 28 players to […]

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Amazon Prime commentators: Full list for online football coverage

Amazon Prime commentators: Full list for online football coverage

Amazon Prime’s first day live streaming the Premier League largely went down as a success. With Burnley vs Man City and Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth available simultaneously, fans are being offered a new experience. Tonight sees six games on at the same time, headlined by Manchester United vs Tottenham. Download the new Indpendent Premium app […]

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Amazon to keep Alan Shearer and Michael Owen apart after signing pair up for punditry

Amazon to keep Alan Shearer and Michael Owen apart after signing pair up for punditry

Amazon Prime has Alan Shearer and Michael Owen on board as pundits as it launches its Premier League coverage this week – but the two will be kept apart after their public row. A host of top commentators and pundits has been recruited by Amazon Prime as it prepares to show all 10 of this […]

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Michael Owen expects Tottenham stars to make U-turns after Jose Mourinho appointment

Michael Owen expects Tottenham stars to make U-turns after Jose Mourinho appointment

Michael Owen expects the Tottenham players stalling on signing new contracts to make U-turns and commit themselves to the club now Jose Mourinho is in charge. Mauricio Pochettino was sacked last week with Mourinho installed as the new Spurs manager the next day. The former Manchester United boss has done a good job of restoring […]

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Michael Owen prediction for Liverpool's Champions League tie against Napoli

Michael Owen prediction for Liverpool’s Champions League tie against Napoli

Michael Owen reckons Liverpool will emerge victorious when Napoli pay them a visit in the Champions League on Wednesday night (8pm). Liverpool ’s only defeat in the Champions League group stages came at Napoli when they suffered a 2-0 loss to Serie A giants back in September. However, the European champions have won their other […]

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