Can you name Liverpool’s XI from Michael Owen’s debut in 1997?

Michael Owen scores on his Liverpool debut, Selhurst Park, May 1997.

Michael Owen may not be a fan’s favourite at Liverpool these days but it’s sometimes forgotten how good at goalscoring he was.

Owen scored 158 goals in 297 matches for Liverpool, the first of which came in a 2-1 defeat at Wimbledon back in May 1997.

Liverpool had been fighting Manchester United for the title for much of the 1996-97 season but this reverse at Selhurst Park effectively handed the title to United. Roy Evans’ side would go on to finish fourth, behind Newcastle and Arsenal, missing out on Champions League qualification.

But the game is mainly remembered for Owen’s goal – even though he didn’t start the match. We’re asking you to name the XI that began the match for Liverpool in south London.

If that’s got you in the mood for more quizzes, why not try naming Liverpool’s Xl from their 2-0 win against Inter Milan in 2008?

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