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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