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Friday, January 27, 2006

Robbie Fowler rejoins LFC!

The headline is one of the most shocking headlines I've ever read. Liverpool needed a striker but who would have thought they would bring back one of their greatest ever goalscorers. As a Liverpool fan I am absolutely over the moon. No Liverpool fan wanted him to leave the club and every Liverpool fan wanted him back. I'm not talking about Michael Owen; I'm talking about Robbie Fowler.

After struggling wih injuries and a severe lack of fitness, I never thought I would see Fowler back to his electric goalscoring form which made him one of the best finishers in the Premership but we all saw him get a hat trick recently and score one of his trademark goals against Man Utd. Is this the return of the player we once called God?

God certainly moves in mysterious ways . . .


Blogger Dave M said...

The best thing to happen to the club,a living legend is returning.just his presence can do wonders,scoring goals for us will just be a bonus

1/27/2006 9:03 pm

Blogger RedsMan said...

Well, the headline said it all: The prodigal son. Rafa Benitez shapes Fowler into sharp match fitness and he is a superb acquisition. Some opinion say he isnt fit and that may be true but given time at Anfield, Rafa can transform him back into his lethal form.

If God moves in mysterious ways, he just found the turning to Anfield. It was said that some fans like Owen, but they love Robbie Fowler. Get the kettle on, our Robbie is back.


1/27/2006 9:50 pm

Blogger T said...

Fowler is a pure finisher, and is Liverpool through and through, so it's good for him and the fans that Benitez has decided he is needed back at Anfield.

But you are right Redsman to say that he must do some serious work on his fitness because the Pool is a hard working team, and at present he could not last the pace.

Not sure about all this 'God' talk...!? :)

1/28/2006 9:53 am

Blogger RedsMan said...

T, you'd have to feel it as a fan to feel the 'God' talk. I don't personally don't follow it myself but I understand it, originating from when Fowler was terrorising defences in his teens. He will be worshipped if he aids Liverpool to higher heights with his 'second coming'.


1/28/2006 1:27 pm

Blogger T said...

Ouch! :)

1/28/2006 1:37 pm

Anonymous Lost Key said...

It was one of the surprising news for sure, but I think it had more to do with the fact that we haven’t heard any of leading clues toward it (or was it only me?) rather than the fact of the return of Robbie itself.

Although Rafael Benitez had been repeatedly saying his team do not need an out-and-out goal scorer who can reached up to 25 or 30 goals mark every season, at least the game in Old Trafford last weekend demonstrated the necessity of it, if not for all the time, it certainly benefit at some time. And I could believe deep down RB had been thinking of that too.

Ian Rush said, "Robbie can give Liverpool an extra 10 points a season - the difference between finishing above or below United. Maybe even catching Chelsea."

For sure it was the signing that will lift everyone connected to LFC.

1/29/2006 3:01 am

Blogger T said...

Good comments Lost Key. It is true to say that since the departure of M Owen, LFC have not had a goal-scorer who is prolific enough to be at the top of the Premiership goal-scorers chart.

I doubt whether Fowler will remedy this becuase I see him more as a super-sub option than a starting striker. But he is a very good option to have in the squad.

I wonder where the addition of Fowler leaves Sinama-Pongolle? FSP surely needs more game-time to further his development. But with Fowler now added to the striking mix at Anfield, I see FSP getting less opportunites to feature on the pitch.

1/29/2006 2:50 pm

Blogger SKG said...

Excellent point about Pongolle T. I will be disappointed if the guy leaves because I believe he has loads of potential and under Rafa he could improve leaps and bounds. I would rather see Cisse leave - the guy just isn't up to it.

I don't know what other LFC fans think about Baros leaving - I thought he was another player who would florish under Rafa (and he scored two goals for Villa yesterday!)

1/29/2006 10:14 pm

Blogger Hamid said...

I have never seen a player so desperate to come to a club till now. This guys breathes Liverpool and finally he is back home! Well, we know that he will never be the goalscorer he used to be but Fowler is magic. He will win us games and give us the consistency infront of goal that Cisse cannot promise. He will teach a thing or two about classical finishing to our young strikers. He can terrorise defences together with Crouch or Morientes. Remember Gary McAllister in 2001? I think Fowler might just bring that sort of magic into the team this remaining season. We'll wait and see. For now, just overjoyed.

1/30/2006 6:57 am

Blogger BlindJak said...

This certainly raised an eyebrow or two. It’s a gamble as to whether he’s a success again or not but only a very low risk gamble. Signed on a free transfer until the end of the season so very little in the way of outlay from the club.

The only real question is will he have enough time to get seriously match fit and be able to demonstrate his worth and earn a longer term contract before the season ends?

If he can get back to half the player he was in his first spell it really is an excellent bit of business and could be the signing of the season. If it’s the Fowler of the last couple of years then at least ‘Pool will not have lost out much in terms of either finance or team progress.

1/30/2006 11:13 am

Blogger Skippy said...

I am very happy to see Fowler back where he belongs, at worst he can teach the existing lot how to finish.

1/30/2006 5:18 pm

Blogger Abdul said...

I think this is a very shrewed signing by Benitez. As highlited by everyone above, the move has minimum risk for Liverpool with the benefit of a boost in morale and striking options.

If Benitez hadn't enderared himself to the fans by winning the European Cup, he certainly has now by bringing about the return of the prodigal son.

1/30/2006 9:18 pm


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