Owen was once the darling of the Anfield crowd after breaking into the Liverpool first-team as a jet-heeled teenager in the late 90s, and even managed to win the Ballon d’Or whilst wearing the club’s iconic shirt.
However, after he left in 2004, his legacy was soon obliterated, particularly when he decided to sign on a free transfer for bitter rivals Manchester United in 2009.
Owen has referred to that move as more of a business decision previously, but comments earlier this week sounds a lot more giddy about his spell at Old Trafford.
Apparently, Sir Alex Ferguson only turned to Owen after failing to sign Karim Benzema, and speaking via Canal+, Owen explained: “I thank Benzema because without him I would never have gone to Manchester United.
“Ferguson told me that I will only sign if he couldn’t get Benzema. And that’s what happened.”
And you can probably imagine the fallout:
Neither Love nor Hate for Michael Owen but he doesn't deserves to be @LFC 's Brand Ambassador.Always told that.Riise,Alonso,Agger,Kuyt,Garcia,Big Sami are some worthy contenders.
— K (@KuytAngle) November 14, 2017
@LFC why is Micheal Owen still club ambassador? Surely his latest comments prove he isn’t worthy of the role
— Jake Christiansen (@JEChristiansen7) November 14, 2017
Dear @LFC, please can you remove Michael Owen from his ambassador post. He's an embarrassment to us.
— Nilesh Pritam (@nilesh_pritam) November 14, 2017
— Sajid Kabir (@Sajid_Kabir) November 14, 2017
As he's in the news again for being a prick, let's remember the greatest ever Twitter response to Michael Owen. pic.twitter.com/aaeRDpsEmC
— Tim Bolton (@timbolton1) November 13, 2017
Michael Owen is one of those cunts who'd come into school wearing his uniform on own clothes day
— HUGE_HOG (@HUGE_HOG) November 13, 2017
Genuinely baffling how Michael Owen is allowed anywhere near the club. Colossal dickhead he is. #LFC
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) November 13, 2017
What do you think of his comments? And should all of these supporters really be this angry?