Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has paid tribute to Stoke City striker Michael Owen.

The former Reds star says he will retire at the end of the season.

Dalglish wrote in the Mirror: "Michael Owen upset some Liverpool fans with the way he left the club, but that should not take away from what he achieved at Anfield.

"He was a wonderful player for the Reds and he played a big part in the cup Treble of 2001.

"Liverpool were battered by Arsenal in the FA Cup final that year, but Michael's two late goals won the trophy for his team.

"Before announcing his retirement at the end of this season, his career petered out a little after he left the Reds, but he was still a fine ­goalscorer."