Michael Owen set to retire

Houllier leads praise for retiring Owen

March 19, 2013
By Kevin Palmer and ESPN staff
Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has led the tributes to Michael Owen after the striker announced he would retire from the game at the end of the season, believing he could go into management.

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Asked to sum up Owen's contribution to the game, Houllier said: "Fantastic. Practically ...

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