Michael Owen: a career in pictures

Striker to retire at end of season

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The Independent Football

Former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen today announced he will retire at the end of the season.

Here, we take a look at his career in pictures.

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Owen scored 40 goals for England in 89 appearances. He is fourth in all-time top goalscorers for the national team.

The striker made his breakthrough for Liverpool in 1996 and went on to score 158 goals in 297 games for the Merseyside club.