The Anfield faithful are largely unhappy with the former striker's comments ahead of the game.
But the striker's move to Real Madrid soured his reputation with the Kop a little, while his later move to Manchester United all but killed it...
However, the once Liverpool forward, who won a number of trophies with the Reds but left just one season before they won a prize he never managed during his time at Anfield: the Champions League, has been invited to play in a legends game against Real Madrid. And, ahead of the clash (which takes place on Sunday afternoon), Owen has told the club's official website that he will always consider himself a Liverpool player:
"I've said many times before I still associate myself [with Liverpool], when I look back. If someone asked me to name one team that I played for throughout my career, I see myself as a Liverpool player."
The problem is - many fans don't feel the same way.
Indeed, there was plenty of outrage from Reds supporters on Twitter after the 35-year-old's declaration of allegiance. On Facebook, meanwhile, the response to Owen's comments was even more negative, with hundreds of people expressing their discontent towards the former striker - and hundreds of people going on to individually like those comments!
Here's a round-up of some of the reaction on social media to the ex-Liverpool man's comments. It appears he will never be remembered as he once could have been...
@LFC Shame he was so keen to choose white one over red when he was a decent player— Thom Scot (@thomscot) June 13, 2015
@RichieG_LFC true. Owen and lfc legend should never appear in the same sentence.— Bilko (@Bilko7) June 13, 2015
Michael Owen 'Liverpool Legend' who signed for Manchester United. Should not be allowed anywhere near this club. Judas!— Christopher Reid (@CReid1989) June 13, 2015