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23rd Oct, 2016 | 12:31pm

Owen declares his love for Liverpool, but Rooney gets last word in Twitter battle

By Amir Mir

Michael Owen has stated that Liverpool was “always his first love”, after Wayne Rooney claimed on Twitter that he thought he was a Manchester United fan.

TV pundit Owen posted a picture on his personal Twitter account during the Reds 2-1 win against West Brom at Anfield, where he was urging the team to victory.

United captain Rooney subsequently aimed a little dig at his former Premier League title winning teammate, in regards to who he supports.

Owen, who played for both clubs during his playing days, then issued his response to Rooney’s comments on his personal Twitter account.

Chester-born Owen broke through the Merseyside ranks as a teenager, scoring 147 goals in 276 appearances for Liverpool.

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After spending eight years with his boyhood club, he then made a big money move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, but left after one season at the Bernabeu.

He then enjoyed a three-year stint at Newcastle, before Sir Alex Ferguson snapped up the former England striker for United in 2009.

That move to Old Trafford did not go down well with Anfield supporters, with many unable to forgive him for moving to the club’s arch enemies.

Owen went on to score 17 goals in 53 appearances for the Red Devils, and got a 2010/11 Premier League winners medal with the team.

In other Liverpool news, supporters on Twitter were pleased with Roberto Firmino’s display in the 2-1 win over West Brom.