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Michael Owen's penalty record

09.08.1997 - Scored vs. Wimbledon (a)
18.11.1997 - Scored vs. Grimsby (h)
28.02.1998 - Scored vs. Aston Villa (a)
06.05.1998 - Missed vs. Arsenal (h)
24.10.1998 - Scored vs. Nottm Forest (h)
13.12.1998 - Missed vs. Wimbledon (a)
03.01.1999 - Scored vs. Port Vale (a)
18.09.1999 - Scored vs. Leicester (a)
16.10.1999 - Missed vs. Chelsea (h)
15.03.2000 - Missed vs. Aston Villa (h)
22.02.2001 - Missed vs. AS Roma (h)
15.09.2001 - Scored vs. Everton (a)
18.08.2002 - Missed vs. Aston Villa (a)
02.09.2002 - Scored vs. Newcastle (h)
21.09.2002 - Missed vs. WBA (h)
26.10.2002 - Scored vs. Tottenham (h)
12.11.2002 - Missed vs. Basel (a)
17.08.2003 - Scored vs. Chelsea (h)
13.09.2003 - Scored vs. Blackburn (a)
20.09.2003 - Scored vs. Leicester (h)
28.09.2003 - Scored vs. Charlton (a)
22.02.2004 - Missed vs. Portsmouth (a)
14.03.2004 - Missed vs. Southampton (a)

A 56% record is not good by any standards. 13 out of 23 penalties scored. Consider Jan Mølby's record for Liverpool = 44 penalties - 42 scored.

Robbie Fowler was Liverpool's penalty expert prior to Owen and missed four in the Premiership and who can forget his sky-high miss against Slovan Liberec in the successful UEFA Cup run in 2000-2001? He was not the ideal penalty-taker either but did better than 56%.

Who can take the penalties for Liverpool? Danny Murphy has taken six and scored all of them but he is not a regular in the side. Steven Gerrard is our suggestion. High on confidence. He's already taken one, against Birmingham on 29.11.2003. If Michael Owen is walking towards the penalty spot, the next time we get a penalty, we hope that Steven Gerrard would walk up to him, shake his head and score himself from the penalty spot. Just a thought.

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