Liverpool’s Michael Owen: Zinedine Zidane the best footballer I played with

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen hails French legend Zinedine Zidane.

Michael Owen is one of the best strikers England have ever produced and featured for some of the top clubs in the world during his playing career.

Now retired, the 34-year-old started his career at Liverpool and then earned a big move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2004.

One year later, the former England international was on the move again, joining Newcastle United where he spent four injury-stricken years.

Manchester United came calling in the summer of 2009, and after a season at Stoke City, Owen eventually decided to call it a day in 2013.

During his playing career, the 2001 Ballon d’Or winner was teammates with some of the world’s greatest footballers, such as Steven Gerrard, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Ronaldo and Luis Figo.

But who does Owen consider as the best player he has ever played with?

‘I would say that Zinedine Zidane was the best player I played with - he really was in a class of his own every single time he put his boots on’, he wrote on Sportlobstercom.

Zidane was truly in ‘a class of his own’. The former France international playmaker is easily one of the greatest ever players and his skills were outlandish.

The 42-year-old, who is currently in charge of Real Madrid Castilla, won everything a footballer in Europe could win: World Cup, European Championship, Champions League and domestic league titles.

Owen spent just one season at Madrid in which Los Blancos failed to win anything major. It was also the second-last year of Zidane’s playing career. Yet, he made a huge impression on the Liverpool legend.

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