The 33-year-old former England striking great looks set to play after recovering from a hamstring injury which has kept him out of action since the end of October. “It is a strange feeling really playing against your old club, especially one where you were there for around 15 years,” he said.
“Liverpool are a big part of my life and career and I had some of the best times of my life at the club. I have not been so happy playing against Liverpool since; I have never scored and not particularly enjoyed it,” he added. Owen believes that aside from perhaps ending his goal drought against them Stoke can extend their eight match unbeaten run which sees them just one place behind eighth placed Liverpool.