While appearing on Jamie Carragher's 'The Greatest Game' podcast, Owen had further revelations around his 2005 transfer saga, that ended with him making a record-breaking £17million move to the Magpies from Real Madrid.
He said, "I said to Tony [Owen's agent] the only way this is going to work and I go to Newcastle is if you get it in the contract that I can move to Liverpool for a certain amount that they are actually willing to pay now in a years time
"So I went to Newcastle with the caveat that I thought I was going back to Liverpool in a year's time.
"I never ever played the game of football for money, but the thing in the contract made it a cracking deal and you can go back to Liverpool after one year.
"Surely this was the best thing to do rather than staying in Madrid, with a world cup at the end of the year.
"It made me think is this move the best of a bad situation.
"It just so happened Newcastle put in the bid. I have nothing against any other team I just wanted to go back to my club, and that is why there has been a fall-out since."