Michael Owen: The early years

Looking back at the first footballing steps of Michael Owen – for Liverpool and England...

Give him a ball: Owen at 14, eagerly awaiting the future

17 May 1996: Liverpool's FA Youth Cup win over West Ham

2 July 1996: Graduating from Lilleshall

6 May 1997: First league goal, at Wimbledon

23 July 1997: Tiny in baggy clothes, but a pre-season first-team regular

16 Sep 1997: Scoring after six minutes of European debut at Celtic

11 Nov 1997: His first senior England training session

11 Feb 1998: Making his England debut against Chile

5 Apr 1998: PFA Young Player of the Year (Oggy won the Merit Award)

21 May 1998: A pre-World Cup standard bearer with Hoddle and Shearer

5 Jun 1998: Sign of the times – boot-flogging at the new Dome

30 Jun 1998: That goal against Argentina – early promise unfulfilled?

ONE-ON-ONE "Football’s been a massive part of my life so I’d love to stay involved"

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