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Gerrard wants Owen back; Beckham hopes he stay
By Fang Xuan (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2005-08-17 11:30

Both Steven Gerrard and David Beckham have confessed their wishes recently to play with England team-mate Michael Owen in the new season.

michael own david beckham steven gerrard liverpoolBeing probably the fifth-choice striker at Real Madrid, Owen's future at Spanish club is in doubt after the coming of two Brazilian recruits in the summer, Robinho from Santos and Julio Baptista from Sevilla.

Meanwhile, European champions Liverpool are reported to be negotiating a loan deal for the Real Madrid striker who left the club last summer in an 11mil deal.

 "It goes without saying I would love Michael Owen back here and I think everyone at the club would love him back, " skipper and friend Steven Gerrard said at an interview with an England media. 

"I am waking up every morning looking in the papers and hoping to read he is on his way here. ."

However, England skipper David Beckham also admitted he wants Owen to stay at the Bernabeu.

"I'd like him to stay at Real because he's a good friend and one of the best strikers in world," said Beckham.

"He just wants to play but he's got a lot of world class players in his position - that's the tough part."

Owen is suspended in England's friendly in Denmark on Wednesday as Sven-Goran Eriksson wants to test the Premiership duo of Wayne Rooney and Jermain Defoe in attack..



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