Newcastle captain Michael Owen will no doubt hope that Newcastle can get a win against his old club Liverpool tomorrow afternoon, and end off the year well at Newcastle.
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Michael talked about not having played against Liverpool at St. James’ Park yet against the team he spent a full 15 years with:
“I haven’t played at St. James’ Park against Liverpool and this will be the first,”
“It’s always an extra bit special because I’ve still got a strong affection for them because I spent 15 years there and that will always be the same.”
“It’s the same with Newcastle, they are in my blood now because I’ve been here nearly four years.”
“When it comes to retiring I’ll look back at both Newcastle and Liverpool and would hate to see them struggle because they do grow inside you.”
“But when it comes to the game on Sunday it is purely business.”
And Michael was asked he would hold back at all on his celebrations if he were to score tomorrow, and he said:
“I hope I’ve got that problem because I want to score and want to win.”
“But I think I will celebrate although I’ll not go too mad because I’m not that type of person.”
Liverpool are actually doing well in the league this season for a change, and currently are one point ahead of Chelsea, with Man United 7 points behind with a couple of games in hand.
Owen believes they should be able to hold their place high in the league, and maybe even win the Premier League title for the first time next May.
“I definitely see them as title contenders,”
“They went through a patch earlier in the season when people said they weren’t playing well but they were picking up results and that’s a good thing to have.”
“Man United and Chelsea are still probably favorites with the bookies but you can’t rule Liverpool out.”
We need to finish this terrible year on a high note tomorrow, and whoever turns out for Newcastle against the league leaders, they will need to give it everything they have, because a win would be an appropriate way to end the year – on a high.