Fowler returns

Robbie Fowler says that every day is like Christmas Day after fulfilling his dream of returning to Liverpool.

Fowler pulled on his beloved red shirt once again to be unveiled at an Anfield press conference on Monday and it was hard for the 30-year-old to stop smiling.

Rafa Benitez and chief executive Rick Parry have insisted that it has not been an emotional decision on their behalf, and fully believe Fowler can bring some goals to the European champions.

Fowler is utterly delighted by his return to Merseyside, and says that the local interest he has stirred up has been overwhelming.

"I think that if you pray enough, I'm proof that things can happen," said Fowler.

"I'm absolutely delighted to be back, I honestly feel like a kid waking up on Christmas morning every day now.

"It's fantastic and it's something I've wanted to happen for a long time and I'm glad it's come around again.

"My phone on Friday never stopped, it was just red hot. Coming back I half expected a little bit of publicity but the amount of press coverage and radio phone-ins and things was nothing short of magnificent, I'm very grateful for it."

Fowler admitted he did not believe the early transfer rumours of his move from Manchester City, and had no hesitation in signing his new contract.

"Wednesday night a few rumours were flying about and I was wanting them to be true but like everyone else I thought they weren't.

"Friday was a surreal day and when Mr Parry put the contract in front of me I didn't have to read it as I was very confident in what I was doing."

Fowler admits he was nervous when returning to Melwood for the first time, but is now focusing on trying to earn a longer stay at Anfield, after initially signing until the end of the season.

"It's obviously nice to come back to your first love but as people have pointed out I'm here for my football as well.

"It's a funny feeling at the minute because I'm new to it all again. I'm not normally a nervous lad but I was a touch nervous coming into training on Saturday.

"No-one has told me what I've got to do, I think I know myself. It's only a short-term deal but, hopefully I'm very, very good and I want to stay here as long as I can.

"If I perform well then obviously the manager or Mr Parry will sit down and discuss that. I'm not getting carried away, I've got six months here and I just want to enjoy those times."

Fowler could get an early debut against Birmingham at Anfield on Wednesday, although he will not start, but he will be happy with every minute he gets on the pitch for Liverpool.

"You can tell by the look on my face how much it means for me to come back.

"It's wrong to say I was not motivated somewhere else but once someone of Liverpool's stature comes in for you it's just right that you want to come to a club like this, I'm no different to any other player.

"The past I've had playing for Liverpool means an awful lot more for me to come here than anybody else."

Our Fowler
Thou art is scoring
Robbie be thy name
Thy transfer has been done
On a free as it is in January
Give us this day our favourite Red
Alonso will give you the best passes
As Carra stops those who pass against us
Deliver us the title
And lead us not into relegation
For eleven is your number
Forever and ever
Our man

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