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Fowler Q&A

BEST MATCH PLAYED:

Liverpool 3, Everton 2 in the 1998/99 season. Most people might remember this for other reasons, but that was probably the best I had played for a long time.

WHAT IS YOUR WORST EXPERIENCE?

Losing the 1996 FA Cup final to Manchester United. This is my worst experience by a long, long shot.

BEST GOAL SCORED:

To me, a goal is a goal, whether you score from one yard or 25 yards, because they all count the same. But if I had to choose, it would either be the header I got against Aston Villa in the 1996 FA Cup semi-final or the volley I scored in the same game.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT:

When I dyed my hair blond. I didn't think so at the time, but I do know when I look back at the pictures!

WHAT IS THE WORST INJURY YOU HAVE SUFFERED?

Where do you want to start? I damaged my cruciate knee ligaments against Everton, which kept me out for months, and I have hardly played in 1999/2000 because of an ankle injury. I also had a hairline fracture of my left leg earlier in my career, which also put me out for a couple of months.

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A FOOTBALLER?

Apart from the wages? Seriously, that's probably the best thing because you are getting well paid for something you have always wanted to do.

WHAT'S THE WORST THING?

Jealousy by some members of the public. In a city like Liverpool there are always going to be some jealous people floating about.

IF YOU WERE NOT A FOOTBALLER WHAT COULD YOU HAVE DONE?

I reckon I could have been a brain surgeon! Seriously, I don't know. But I suppose I could have been anything I wanted.

INTERESTS OUTSIDE FOOTBALL:

I enjoy playing golf and snooker. I also like horse racing. I am part-owner of a couple of German horses, Seebald and Auetaler. I also part-own one called Another Horse. I used to have one called Some Horse, which was sold because we wanted Another horse, and that's where its name comes from. Steve McManaman is also a part-owner of all three horses.

FAVOURITE MALE SINGER:

No-one in particular. Well, maybe a fella called Fran from the group Travis.

FAVOURITE FEMALE SINGER:

Louise, who is the wife of my team-mate, Jamie Redknapp. I also like Madonna.

FAVOURITE FOOD:

Chicken.

FAVOURITE DRINK: Water. I am a big fan of fizzy water. Really!

FAVOURITE COUNTRY:

I like Dubai, so I would have to say the United Arab Emirates.

WHICH LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?

I speak Scouse and English! I also speak a bit of Spanish.

FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME:

Friends. It's magnificent.

WHICH PERSON IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET?

Anyone giving out winners' medals at Wembley. How's that for a football cliche? But seriously, I'd like to meet Michael Schumacher. I've got a Liverpool shirt in my house which has been signed by him.

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