# Michael Owen

Last year
# outstanding
'It's the best team I have ever seen in a red shirt' - Owen
Liverpool are chasing an unprecedented quadruple.
All time
# anomaly
'One of the older lads looked over and said: What the hell is Michael Owen even doing in here?’
The former England and Liverpool star reflects on his troubled spell at Stoke City.
# Footballer
Cooney keeping Kobe Bryant's words in mind as Six Nations hype builds
The 29-year-old Ulster scrum-half scored another two tries on Friday against Harlequins.
# column
Kevin Doyle's €155,000 purchase of Altior's half-brother has grabbed headlines
There was drama involving the former Ireland and Premier League footballer at Fairyhouse this week, writes Johnny Ward.
# Interview
Michael Owen on seeking help: 'I just wanted to try to understand myself a little bit better'
The former Liverpool striker on overcoming his addiction to football and fame.
# Let bygones...
'David let us down, and I still hold some resentment about it today'
Michael Owen has not fully forgiven David Beckham for his red card against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.
# toon squad
Michael Owen questions Alan Shearer's loyalty to Newcastle in social media feud
Excerpts from Owen’s new autobiography has driven a wedge between former team-mates.
# Controversy
Michael Owen responds to backlash over his ‘go and kick Rashford’ comments
The ex-England international suggested Liverpool should look to take advantage of the striker’s injury yesterday.
# unbreakable
The one-time Irish wonderkid now back at Liverpool
Once considered Ireland’s next big thing, Richie Partridge on how his failure to make it as a top-level footballer opened up a new path.
# Ex-pros
Ireland's McAteer fumes at referee over red card after Star Sixes clash with England striker Owen
The former Liverpool pair were involved in a friendly off-the-ball incident during the game.
# Assessment
Owen: Pogba would be one of the world's best if he played under Klopp or Guardiola
The World Cup winner continues to toil at Manchester United.
# good reads
Michael Owen's 'dream' of a Liverpool return, the Tyrone man who played for Dublin and all the week's best sportswriting
Plus, 10 years on: how the Abu Dhabi ownership transformed Manchester City.
# top class
'They're much better than the 2005 Champions League-winning team... Even Steven Gerrard admits it'
Michael Owen has heaped praise on the current Reds side.
# honesty
'You can't really come out of your room... It's quite a lonely existence'
Ex-Liverpool, Man United and England star Michael Owen on the perils of international football, developing young players and why he’ll never be a manager.
# Claim
Mahrez the wrong option to replace Coutinho at Liverpool - Owen
The Reds have money to spend following the €160 million sale of a Brazilian star to Barcelona.
# giddy up
Michael Owen finishes second on horse racing debut
He burst onto the scene with a wonder goal at the 1998 World Cup, but Michael Owen also had “the time of his life” on his racing debut.
# sliding doors
Operation Benzema: Man Utd only signed Michael Owen after failure to lure Madrid star
The former England striker only moved to Old Trafford because Alex Ferguson was unable to land the Frenchman.
# making it
16 players from the 1997 World Youth Championships who became stars
20 years ago this month, the world caught a glimpse of some prodigious talents.
# awe
The BT Sport studio reaction sums up how most of us felt in the final seconds of Barca-PSG
Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard could not believe their eyes.
# riposte
Jose Mourinho has a dig at Michael Owen after Zlatan criticism
The Man United boss appeared to take exception to the BT Sport pundit’s comments.
# Reaction
'He can say what he wants' - Jamie Vardy responds to Michael Owen criticism
The former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker has claimed the Foxes forward is lucky in front of goal, but the England international is paying little attention.
# essential reads
'Michael Owen's Soccer Skills' and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting
Plus, the background behind Masters winner Danny Willett’s stunning triumph is examined.
# Harsh
Rio Ferdinand: Torres a disgrace and Simeone should destroy him!
The former Manchester United man had little sympathy for the striker after his first-half dismissal.
# Come clean
Liverpool should be transparent with Sturridge injuries - Michael Owen
Michael Owen has urged Liverpool to be more transparent with Daniel Sturridge’s injury issues.
# Looking Back
The Alternative Power Rankings: Probably 7 of the best Premier League moments this month
Each month, we bring you the best of the Premier League craic. Let’s find out who features in December.
# Injury Crisis
The Man United squad looked a LOT different the last time they faced Wolfsburg in Germany
Michael Owen scored a hat-trick for Sir Alex Ferguson’s injury-ravaged side.
# saying it as it is
Michael Owen suffers hilarious malfunction live on BT Sport
It wasn’t a good afternoon on air for the pundit.
Michael Owen's classic-winning horse put down after Curragh incident
Brown Panther was second in the Irish St Leger when he suffered fatal injuries.
# Early Risers
5 past PFA Young Player of the Year winners who never fully fulfilled their potential
Michael Owen and other footballers who failed to sustain their excellent early career form.
# acting chops
Michael Owen is fishing for an Oscar with this dramatic turn in a Chinese whiskey ad
Regrettably, he is probably typecast from his BT commentary days.
# Interview
‘If anything, I’ve written this almost too well’
Adam Hurrey of @FootballCliches fame chats to us about Andy Townsend, the language of Sunday League football and more.
# hatefilms
Michael Owen has watched EIGHT films in his whole life
He hates films. WHO HATES FILMS?
# Twittersphere
Say cheese, lads! It's the sporting tweets of the week
Also featuring Colm Cooper, Gary Lineker and a load of Vincent Tans.
# Champions Weekend
Michael Owen's horse was a shock winner of today's big race at the Curragh
The inaugural Irish Champions Weekend wasn’t a whole pile of fun for Aidan O’Brien and the Ballydoyle folk.
# way harsh
Michael Owen says Arsenal won't finish in the Premier League top 4 this season
Optimism is high at Emirates Stadium following the signing of Chile international Alexis from Barcelona.
# common traits
26 signs that you’re a hardcore Liverpool fan
Do you know all the words to the Anfield Rap? Then you probably have an unhealthy obsession with the club.
# Burn
Will this be looked back on as Alan Hansen's most memorable moment?
The veteran pundit recently revealed that he plans to retire at the end of the season.
# Nostalgia
All the highlights from the Legends match between Real Madrid and Barca
The game ended with Los Blancos prevailing by a comfortable 9 goals to 5.
# TV
Michael Owen rehearses for his commentary debut with BT Sport
It’s all me, me, me, me, me.
# Owen Goals
Michael Owen on... retirement, Moyes, and Suarez's future at Liverpool
How about the horses, Michael? Do you ever fancy getting more involved with the horses?