?Michael Owen has revealed that he always intended to return to ?Liverpool following his stint at ?Real Madrid, before instead joining ?Newcastle United.
After earning a fearsome reputation as one of Europe’s elite strikers, Owen was sold by his boyhood club in 2004 to Los Blancos for £8m, although spent only one season in Spain before returning to the ?Premier League, in the colours of Newcastle.
Speaking after Liverpool’s 1-0 against Brighton on BT Sport however, Owen revealed that it was always his intention to return to Anfield. However, the north east side outbid his former club for his services, which made Real Madrid’s decision for them.
“I had it in my contract that I could go back for a certain amount of money”
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He said: “
“I met Rafa Benitez after a year and we had sorted everything out to come back. But