|12||960||West Ham United|
|2||180||Paris St Germain|
|20||On the bench|
|7||European Cup Winners Cup|
|1||European Super Cup|
|12||3||5||4||25%||Evans / Houllier|
|5||West Ham United|
|1||Paris St Germain|
|7||European Cup Winners Cup|
|Total||Goal minute period|
|1||West Bromwich Albion|
|1||West Ham United|
|1||22.09.1993||Fulham||Craven Cottage||League Cup|
|250||12.04.1999||Leeds United||Elland Road||League|
I first bumped into Robbie Fowler in 1998 outside Anfield in rather awkward circumstances.Now 16 years later we met again.
By DOMINIC KING FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 21:33 GMT, 28 August 2014
Birmingham Post report on 21.11.1998 on Aston Villa - Liverpool
Wednesday October 31, 2007 from The Guardian.
Andy Hunter at Anfield on October 31, 2007 for The Guardian.
Robbie Fowler said goodbye to Liverpool on 13th of May 2007.
Alex has detailed Fowler's scoring stats to show how his decent scoring record is maintained despite being fourth choice and without the time on the pitch to improve it.
The Observer match report on Liverpool - Sheffield United on 24.02.2007.
The Telegraph report on Man City - Liverpool on 28.12.2003.
The Guardian report on Charlton - Liverpool on 29.05.2001.
The Guardian report on Leeds - Liverpool on 27.01.2001.
The Telegraph match report on Wigan - Liverpool on 11.02.2006.
Liverpool Echo match report on Liverpool - Arsenal on 28.08.1999.
Match report from The Sunday Telegraph on Liverpool - Everton on 03.04.1999.
Match report from Press Association on Liverpool - Charlton on 19.09.1998.
Match report from British Soccer Week on Liverpool - Aston Villa on 08.10.1994.
Match report from The Daily Mail on Liverpool - Arsenal on 28.08.1994.
Match report from Liverpool - Middlesbrough on 14.12.1996 from Press Association.
Match report from The Guardian on WBA - Liverpool on 01.04.2006.
Match report from the Guardian on 09.04.2006 from Liverpool - Bolton.
Match report from The Guardian on Liverpool - Fulham on 15.03.2006.
Robbie Fowler’s goal vs West Brom on 1st of April 2006 was his 173rd for the club and made him fifth in the all-time list of Liverpool goalscorers.
Robbie Fowler says that every day is like Christmas Day after fulfilling his dream of returning to Liverpool
Robbie Fowler returned to Liverpool in glorious January in 2006.
Match report from 13.03.1994 on Liverpool - Everton from British Soccer Week.
Match report from 30.10.1993 on Liverpool - Southampton from British Soccer Week.
Match report from Fulham - Liverpool on 22.09.1993 from British Soccer Week.
Match report from Liverpool - Fulham on 05.10.1993 from British Soccer Week.
From the Guardian on 29 June 2009.
International Express report on Liverpool 3 - 1 Chelsea on 9 November 1994.
Match report from 23.09.1995 by Mark Thomas of "Press Association"
A few years ago, Roy Evans was at Liverpool's training ground giving a television interview when he was struck on the shoulder by a football. From the press - 25.02.2001.
In 1990, 5 years after Heysel, English clubs were re-admitted to the European fold. Liverpool, however, had to wait another year before their own exile was ended. LFC fan Chris Wood leads us through Liverpool's European story.
Footballers' Football column in the Daily Mail on 13 September 2013.
Robbie Fowler talks about the path that lead to LFC. From www.icons.com.
Robbie Fowler Q&A session. Previously on www.icons.com.
"He's not coming out. He says he wouldn't know what to say."
Graeme Souness (when the press asked to talk to Fowler after his 5-goal demolition of Fulham, 1993)
"I was watching my lad playing in goal for Ormskirk schoolboys against Liverpool schoolboys and this little lad knocked in two against him. I asked someone what his name was; 'Robbie Fowler'. From the start he was a fantastic talent."
"You do stupid things when you are young and growing up but everyone has to grow out of that. I'm 25 now. I'm not a kid any more. I've got another three years left on my contract. I'm more than happy at Liverpool and my family is happy here."
Fowler in May 2000
"He is often referred to as God which sums up the respect he commands at Anfield from fans and players alike. But don’t be surprised if he answers to Bernard, which is his other Christian name."
Owen on Fowler in 2001
"We have signed a player with so much passion for this football club and I think he will act as an example to every player here in how much he loves Liverpool. I'm not sure I've ever seen a player quite so happy to be joining a club before. He hasn't been signed because he loves the club; he's been signed because he's one of the best goalscorers ever to play in the Premiership and he can score goals for us right now. We have signed a player with a passion and a heart for this club that no amount of money can buy. We are close to a very high level right now but with Robbie we can go even higher."
Rafa when he brought back God
"It is unbelievable, a dream come true. I can hardly believe that I am back and it's an incredible feeling. After I'd signed I sat in my car outside Anfield and was incredibly emotional. I know the odds: I have come back on a short-term deal and, after that, it is up to me. I hope I will get the chance to play and, if I do, I will take that chance. I don't see this as the end of my career. I am hungry, as hungry as I have ever been, and I want to show that to everyone. I fully intend to prove that I am worth a new contract."
Fowler on his return in January 2006
According to genial Houllier at the time, Robbie was merely suffering from a touch of Mad Cow Disease brought to the club by Rigobert Song:
'It was just a joke. The Metz players would get down behind each other and pretend to eat the grass. Rigobert, who used to play for them, did it in training and we all had a laugh. Robbie did this in front of the Everton fans, but if the goal had been scored at the other end, he would have done it there.
It was just a goal ceremony. It had nothing to do with drugs. At the moment, everything he does seems to be open to interpretation. When your heart is racing, maybe you don't think of the circumstances. We had a laugh about in in the dressing room. Robbie has been surprised by the reaction to this."
Houllier on Fowler's celebration when he pretended to snort cocaine after scoring against Everton
"I've never known a transfer happen quite so quickly, it was all done within 24 hours. I had to persuade Robbie to look at the contract. I think I could have put a contract in front of him with no money on it and he'd have signed it! He really was that desperate to come back."
Rick Parry on Robbie Fowler's return to Liverpool
"I leave it in good hands; Robbie will probably eclipse all that I have achieved at Liverpool."
Ian Rush on his retirement at Liverpool
"He often shoots early, he doesn't mind where he shoots from, but he seems to get late fade on his shots like a golfer. He usually gets ten out of ten shots on target, and with nine out of ten he hits the corners. If he is doing that deliberately, his accuracy is quite amazing."
Aston Villa goalkeeper Mark Bosnich on Fowler's talent
"It wasn't just the goals. He knew when and where to put the ball away, and run into space. He had such a lovely touch on the ball."
Liverpool scout, Jimmy Aspinall, saw 11-year-old Robbie Fowler score three goals in a match for Liverpool schoolboys.
"After the Fulham game, I went round the chippy with my mates and got a big kiss from my mum when I got home!"
Robbie Fowler on his 5-goal demolition of Fulham in 1993
"People were coming up to my family and saying: We've seen him [taking drugs]. I've got three kids now and I can honestly swear on my kids' lives that I've never even taken anything in my life."
Robbie Fowler in 2004
We were in high spirits after victory and enjoying a celebration drink on the plane home when Steve Harkness thought it would be a good idea to relieve himself in Robbie’s shoes as our young striker slept amidst the mayhem. When Robbie woke up, by which time I was fast asleep, he put his feet back in his shoes and quickly realised what had happened. Understandably, he wasn’t too pleased and when he demanded to know who’d done it, the lads pointed to me. As a result, he went into my bag and pulled out my new pair of £300 Gucci boots and proceeded to cut them up, thinking he’d got his revenge on the dirty culprit who’d pissed in his shoes. Bad move. When I woke up as we came in to the land, the lads were still in hysterics and it didn’t take a genius to work out why. It wasn’t until we were going through the airport I confronted Robbie, told him that I’d had nothing to do with the original stunt and demanded that he bought me new pair of boots to replace the ones he’d ruined. There was a big argument, a bit of pushing and shoving and having had enough of his bravado; I decided to teach him a lesson by punching him on the nose. Some of the other lads stepped in and although it was all over in a flash, the reporters who’d travelled with us were on the case and the story made the papers the next day. We’ve been the best of mates ever since.
Razor on when he and Fowler battled it out at the airport
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Leeds United||2001-2002||England Premier League||22||12||23||12|
|Leeds United||2002-2003||England Premier League||8||2||10||2|
|Manchester City||2002-2003||England Premier League||13||2||26||4|
|Manchester City||2003-2004||England Premier League||31||7||41||10|
|Manchester City||2004-2005||England Premier League||32||11||33||12|
|Manchester City||2005-2006||England Premier League||4||1||10||8|
|Cardiff City||2007-2008||England Championship||13||4||16||6|
|Blackburn Rovers||2008-2009||England Premier League||3||0||6||0|
|North Queensland Fury||2009-2010||Australia 1||26||9||26||9|
|Perth Glory||2010-2011||Australia 1||28||9||28||9|
|Muang Thong United||2011-2012||Thailand 1||13||2||20||4|