Half-a-dozen Liverpool players departed for the World Cup in France in the summer of 1998, with one in particular announcing his arrival on the international stage in the most sensational fashion.

Inspired by the stellar performances of Laurent Blanc, Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane et al, the hosts strode to success in the final, lifting the golden trophy after outclassing Brazil.

The Reds' English contingent - including one Michael Owen - reached the knockout stages and the then 18-year-old striker scored one of the greatest goals the tournament has ever witnessed.

Stig Inge Bjornebye and Oyvind Leonhardsen were also involved in the latter rounds, but USA goalkeeper Brad Friedel, a recent Anfield acquisition, could not help his side out of their group.

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