To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert

Steven Gerrard Burns Michael Owen After Return To Liverpool Question

Published 

Steven Gerrard Burns Michael Owen After Return To Liverpool Question

Steven Gerrard made his much-publicised return to Anfield on Saturday, as his Aston Villa side were beaten 1-0 by Liverpool.

Villa by no means disgraced themselves after the Reds beat them by the narrowest of margins thanks to Mohamed Salah's penalty.

The result would have still irked Gerrard though, in what has been a fine start to his tenure as Villa boss, after winning three of his first four games in charge.

The Reds legend did his usual post-match interviews, which included a funny exchange of words with former Liverpool teammate, Michael Owen.

Advert


Owen admitted how much he used to hate coming back to Anfield as an opposing player to which Gerrard brilliantly replied: "If I played for Man U I'd hate coming back too!"

The response was greeted with plenty of laughter from Owen and another Liverpool legend in Robbie Fowler, who was asking Gerrard the bulk of the post-match interview questions at Anfield.

Advert

Owen became a divisive figure on Merseyside after making a shock move to Manchester United in 2009 on a free transfer, after his contract at Newcastle United expired.

PA: Michael Owen celebrates after scoring the winner against Manchester City.
PA: Michael Owen celebrates after scoring the winner against Manchester City.

He scored 17 goals in 52 appearances in his three seasons at Old Trafford, with arguably his finest moment coming in the form of a dramatic stoppage-minute winner against Manchester City.

The striker got his only Premier League title winners' medal at the end of his second season at the club, and he also scored in United's 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the 2010 League Cup Final.

Advert

Gerrard will now turn his attention to a match away at Norwich City on Tuesday night, ahead of a game against Burnley at Villa Park on Saturday.

His team now sit 12th in the table with 19 points from 16 games heading further into this busy festive period of fixtures.

Topics: Liverpool, Aston Villa, Manchester United, Premier League, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard

James Hilsum
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez gives brutal response when asked if he will re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo

8 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Paris Saint-Germain 'open talks with Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford' over shock transfer

11 hours ago