10 years after he left Liverpool for Real Madrid, Michael Owen has given an open and frank interview to LFCTV about his career and why a return to Anfield never materialised.

In a special feature-length show, the former striker talks in detail about his upbringing at the club, his rise to worldwide stardom and the euphoria of his FA Cup final heroics in 2001.

Also on the agenda is the wish he had to re-sign for his first team when he became a free agent in 2009 and needed to make a decision on the next stage of his goal-laden journey.

"I left Newcastle and the first thing I did was phone Carra [Jamie Carragher] to ask him to speak to the manager," says Owen.

"However, at that time Liverpool wasn't an option, they didn't want me. I tried my best to get back, but had to have a look out as to who wanted me and who was the best team to sign for.

"The three teams that were seriously in for me were Hull City, Everton and Manchester United. I could have gone to Hull I suppose, but in my mind I had to play at the best level possible.

"Liverpool didn't want me, so I signed for Manchester United."


To hear far more from Owen on the heartache of returning to Anfield in a United shirt and the highs and lows of his career, watch the show on LFCTV tonight at 7pm BST and again on Saturday at 5pm.

LFCTV GO subscribers can take a first chance to see the revealing interview right now, with the entire programme available by clicking play on the embedded video above.

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